Mission to accelerate the uptake of high performance clean innovations through the world’s most extreme ocean races

WSSR Around the Isle of Wight / Guinness World Record / OceansLab / Credit Paul Wyeth Photography.jpg


OceansLab is an offshore racing campaign uniquely innovating and showcasing critical renewable energy technologies for a clean maritime industry today.

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Accelerate the clean energy transition in the maritime sector to safeguard climate and life.

Over 90% of goods are transported across the world’s oceans resulting in the emission of toxic pollutants by more than 90,000 commercial vessels, including 53,000 merchant ships.

These emissions are absorbed by both the sea and air impacting ecosystems, sea life, and resulting in poor air quality, which recent scientific studies have found to be responsible for approximately 400,000 premature deaths per year, at an annual cost to society of more than €58 billion.

As global trade continues to rise the impact of maritime emissions will further threaten health and environment…

Maritime air pollution




3x world record breaker │ 2x Class40 champion

Phil Sharp / Sevenstar around Great Britain and Isle of Wight / Credit Paul Wyeth RORC.jpg

“Ocean Racing is about pushing human and technological boundaries in a race to win, but there is a much greater race at stake; a race to control climate change and safeguard our oceans.”

Phil Sharp, Skipper and Technical Director

“We know from distilling that setting out with principles, and sticking to them, has the power to change an industry. Our relationship with Phil Sharp has deepened since 2015, when we first supported his entrepreneurial challenges to established records.

“Now his environmental leadership inspires us in our own mission to decarbonise our production on the Scottish island of Islay. From Islay, our commitments to people and the planet continue to gather strength, making us one of the only distilleries in the world to be B corp certified.

“Our three single malt whiskies and The Botanist Gin are thought-provoking spirits in a world we recognise as dynamic, rich and diverse, where how you operate makes a big difference. We see ourselves reflected in OceanLab’s passion and practicality, paving the way to an increasingly self-sufficient future.”

Bruichladdich DistilleryDouglas Taylor, CEO at Bruichladdich Distillery


Aiming to compete at the forefront of offshore racing with a hydrogen entry in a major round-the-world race

The Ocean Race

Fully-crewed │ Around the world │ 8 stopovers │ 45,000 miles

2022 – 2023

2.5m race village visitors

3,906 TV hours

110,150 corporate guests

The Ocean Race

Vendée Globe

Solo │ Around the world │ Non-stop │ 25,000 miles

2024 – 2025

2.3m race village visitors

1,274 TV hours

71m videos viewed

Vendée Globe


Phil Sharp - Genevos Hydrogen Power Module Credit Gilles Delacuvellerie



To demonstrate the performance advantages of renewable energy

  • Ultra-low weight solar PV with non-slip coatings

  • Advanced hydrogen-electric powertrain to replace diesel generators

  • Hydrogen storage technologies

  • Green hydrogen refueling capabilities

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Updates from the Lab and the water

  • OceansLab - Genevos - Maritime Hydrogen Power Module - Phil Sharp © Gilles Delacuvellerie

OceansLab launches clean Hydrogen Power Modules for marine

October 2nd, 2020|

Zero emission racing project ‘OceansLab’ announces the launch of hydrogen fuel cell solutions to accelerate maritime decarbonisation through clean-tech spin-off company, Genevos. OceansLab - Genevos - Maritime Hydrogen Power Module - Phil [...]

  • Phil Sharp - Figaro 3 OceansLab - La Solitaire du Figaro - Credit Vincent Olivaud

Phil Sharp takes 13th in La Solitaire du Figaro

September 21st, 2020|

Last Saturday the Solitaire du Figaro was drawn to an early close with the cancellation of the final stage due to forecast light winds. After finishing in positions 26th, 16th and finally in 11th [...]

  • La Solitaire du Figaro - stage 4 race route

Stage 4: how to follow

September 19th, 2020|

At 19:15 local time today the 33 remaining skippers will start the final stage of La Solitaire du Figaro. Forecast light and unstable winds have forced the race director to reduce the course by [...]

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Innovation, performance and outright determination to succeed in achieving the unachievable are the fundamental principles of OceansLab. Connect with our community of like-minded people for the latest in campaign ocean racing and clean energy developments.

TJV / Phil Sharp / Imerys Clean Energy / Credit Vincent Curutchet ALeA TJV2017.jpg

“One of the core values that shapes our culture at Colliers is to always do what’s right for our clients, people and communities; and caring for our environment is an important part of doing what’s right.

“We are proud to support and partner with OceansLab in their race to zero emissions. Their pioneering technologies demonstrate that clean energies and solutions are possible in the most challenging and competitive ocean races. We are inspired by the team at OceansLab, proud to be part of this positive environmental campaign, and excited about the possibilities of applying sustainable solutions to the world of commercial real estate.

“By taking a more sustainable and responsible approach and partnering with true innovators like OceansLab, together we can transform the way we do things and lead our industry into the future.”

Colliers InternationalHelen O'Reilly, UK Head of Marketing and Digital at Colliers International

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