Normandy Channel Race 2018 / Phil Sharp / Julien Pulve / Credit Jean-Marie LIOT / NCR2018



Developments in the Lab have enabled the team to make zero emissions history with three World Sailing Speed Records (additionally certified as Guinness World Records) and victory in two Class40 World Championships in European and transatlantic racing.

Now it’s time to take the clean-marine technology innovations to the next level and kick start zero emissions sailing in around the world racing with a clean hydrogen solution.



Through collaboration with innovation and development partners, OceansLab’s clean-tech spin-off company Genevos has completed the prototype of an 8 kW Hydrogen Power Module (HPM-8) and a commercialised 15 kW (HPM-15). Genevos are making available a 15 kW and a 40 kW that can be provided in 1 MW containers. Uniquely, the HPM range is one of the first globally to be integrated for the maritime environment and certified for commercial use.

This modular system has been designed for application across all vessels from leisure boating to commercial shipping, providing a solution to help decarbonise the maritime sector.

OceansLab Clean-Tech Spin-off Genevos - Credit Gilles Delacuvellerie

“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 amongst 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



The HPM-15 is set to be demonstrated in around the world races including The Ocean Race (previously Volvo Ocean Race) and the Vendée Globe to provide a powerful showcase for the reliability and durability of renewable energy.

The team will compete at the cutting edge of ocean racing aboard an IMOCA60, the world’s fastest offshore monohull.

Phil Sharp / Credit Paul Wyeth Photography


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

  • Self-Awareness and Self-Management – The root to success
  • Resilience – Recovering from adversity
  • Adaptability – Agile response to change
  • Leadership – Uniting through team decision making
  • Sustainable Innovation – Accelerating positive change


Multiple World Champion
World Record Breaker
100% Performance
0% Emissions


Phil Sharp
Phil SharpSkipper & CTO │ Co-founder
Phil is a world leading skipper, double Class40 Champion and 3x World Speed Record breaker, with 25 offshore podiums to his name. A graduate from Imperial College London in Mechanical Engineering, Phil also seeks a competitive advantage in composite design and clean-tech innovations.
Rebecca Sharp DipM MCIM CMktr
Rebecca Sharp DipM MCIM CMktrMarketing Director │ Co-founder
A CIM qualified marketeer, Rebecca manages the marketing strategy, brand and communications of OceansLab, as well as partner relations for developing an activation strategy. She brings creative experience in campaign management together with a successful track record in sponsorship activation.
Hugues Jacquemin
Hugues JacqueminCommercial Director
Hugues is a passionate sailor and an experienced leader having successfully grown businesses rapidly with innovative strategies for Fortune 500 companies through a wide variety of sectors including marine, materials, energy and software.
Xavier Carnoy
Xavier CarnoyFinancial Advisor
An experienced General Manager and Chief Financial Officer for global companies with a demonstrated history of working in the energy solutions industry across Asia and Europe. Xavier is skilled in Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Managerial Finance, and Business Development.
Will Carnegie
Will Carnegie Corporate L&D Lead
At just 27 years old Will skippered an entry in the the BT Global Challenge round the world race. Highly experienced in professional development, he works alongside Phil Sharp to develop and deliver bespoke internal L&D programmes and keynote speaking to partners.


Professor Nigel Brandon OBE, FREng
Professor Nigel Brandon OBE, FREngTechnical Advisor
Nigel is Dean of Engineering at Imperial College, Director of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Supergen Hub, and Co-Directors at both Energy Super Store Hub and the Sustainable Gas Institute. He is a specialist in hydrogen fuel cell technology and continues to be an invaluable asset to OceansLab clean energy innovations.
Pierre Horsfall CBE
Pierre Horsfall CBEAdvisor
Pierre spent his early career as an Aeronautical Engineer on the early Concorde Development programme, after which he held senior posts in Jersey’s Parliament for 27 years. As Chairman of the fund raising and organising committee, he led a Jersey entry in the Clipper Ventures round the world race to a highly successful 1st and 2nd place.
Gordon Burgis
Gordon BurgisAdvisor
Gordon has won Channel Islands, British and European Championships in both surfing and sailing, also representing Britain at European and World events in these disciplines. Gordon’s significant contributions to sailing events have been recognised with the Jersey Sport Lifetime Achievement Award.