Hydrogen IMOCA OceansLab - Cleantech Accelerator_Clean Energy System


Developing the world’s first green hydrogen race yacht to compete in transatlantic and around the world ocean races with zero emissions

Helmed by Phil Sharp, 3-times world speed record breaker with over 25 podiums in ocean racing

Hydrogen IMOCA OceansLab - Cleantech Accelerator_Clean Energy System


Our three pillars to accelerate the clean power transition

Competing at the forefront of offshore racing to engage the public and accelerate the uptake of renewables towards a clean maritime future

Phil Sharp - Genevos Hydrogen Power Module Credit Gilles Delacuvellerie


Zero emission marine fuel cells

Award winning and marine certified to commercial standards, ensuring a robust and safe solution to decarbonise vessels



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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 Team Principal


World Sailing Speed Record Holder

  • Mechanical Engineer

  • Genevos Hydrogen Power Module inventor

  • Over 25 podiums inc. the Route du Rhum, Transat Jacques Vabres & The Transat

  • Two-times Class40 Champion

  • Three-times World Speed Record breaker

  • Zero race retirements


World Sailing Speed Record Holder

  • Mechanical Engineer

  • Genevos Hydrogen Power Module inventor

  • Over 25 podiums inc. the Route du Rhum, Transat Jacques Vabres & The Transat

  • Two-times Class40 Champion

  • Three-times World Speed Record breaker

  • Zero race retirements

Phil Sharp Credit Vincent Olivaud.jpg

No matter what it takes to succeed he will be able to deliver. And it’s not just sheer will and talent, skills and preparedness that make the difference. Phil Sharp also airs this positivity and seemingly endless energy only true champions have. He is the one you can always count on.

Yacht Mag

Sharp’s reaction to the mainsail crisis, which would have undoubtedly aborted the race of lesser skipper, encapsulates his conduct throughout the entirety of the race: courageous, innovative, relentless.

The Telegraph

His results to date have earned him a place in the premier league, one of the most respected sailors on the circuit as well as one of the kings of the Class 40. So for Sharp the next step is obvious: the Vendée Globe.

Seahorse Magazine
Vendee Globe Finish


Solo, non-stop, around-the-world, no assistance

Building a project to take green hydrogen around the globe, achieving world firsts in the Race to Zero

Vendee Globe Start


Uniting key stakeholders through a multifaceted communications platform

As a partner of OceansLab you join a team dedicated to the Race to Zero with a multitude of opportunities for internal and external business activation and development

Developing Client Relations with Corporate Sailing


High impact client engagement opportunities

Captivate potential clients and enhance engagement through sailing days developing loyalty and business opportunities to a unified global expertise network

Keynote speaking


Stimulate team collaboration and increase employee pride

Advance relations and strengthen team connectivity through corporate sailing, leadership keynote speaking and race activation

“The OceansLab – Race to Zero Emissions campaign enabled Edilians to partner with an winning ocean racing team uniquely focussed on the environment. At Edilians we endeavour to develop sustainable roofing solutions to benefit our clients and our planet, drawing strong parallels with OceansLab clean energy innovations achieved through passion, collaboration and determination.

“As a partner of the project we were able to develop many success stories through the ocean races and innovations, which improved workforce pride and excitement among our teams. What’s more, VIP sailing enabled us to develop client relations through unique long-lasting memories.

“Supporting Phil Sharp, his outstanding accolades, the Lab’s innovations and the team’s commitment to advancing renewable energy on the ocean has been inspirational to all involved and we are very proud to have been part of this journey.”

EdiliansPierre Jonnard, President of Edilians Group, Jan 2020

“Supporting OceansLab and their mission to develop and showcase clean performance energy solutions through the world’s hardest offshore sailing races proved inspirational for our teams and clients world-wide.

“As a global ambassador, Phil Sharp naturally aligned well with Imerys. His strong technical and communication skills were easily activated both internally and through our B2B networks, which gave rise to unique opportunities to develop relations.

“We are proud of the OceansLab team, their determination to win the Race to Zero Emissions, and are delighted to have been a part of this world first campaign.”

ImerysNathalie Le Bailly de La Falaise, Corporate Communication & Sponsorship Manager, Imerys, 2019

“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.”

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

“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

“Phil Sharp and OceansLab are true expressions of our company’s purpose: Powering Positive Change™. At Maxeon Solar Technologies, we’re proud that our solar cells play a small but important role in helping Phil set records while protecting our planet, accelerating the transition to a clean maritime industry.

“We salute the endless energy and abundant optimism that make OceansLab a team of true pioneers. We look forward to sailing alongside Phil as he sets new records, embraces new challenges and helps protect the fragile planet we all share.”

SunPowerMichael Tonsing, Senior Director of Brand & Product Marketing at SunPower