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World Sailing Speed Record ratified

2019-12-09T18:16:40+01:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Isle of Wight, Record|

The World Sailing Speed Record Council have officially confirmed a new record for 40ft single-handed Around the Isle of Wight. Additionally setting a benchmark for the 60ft class to challenge. Record facts Record: Around the Isle of Wight. 40ft Singlehanded. Yacht: “OceansLab” Class 40. Name: Phil Sharp. GBR Dates:.1st December 2019 Start [...]

Phil Sharp sets world speed record for the Around Isle of Wight

2019-12-01T22:06:22+01:00December 1st, 2019|Categories: Air Pollution, Enviroment, Isle of Wight, Record|

Subject to ratification by the World Sailing Speed Record Council, Phil Sharp has set a new record for single-handed monohull up to 40 foot for the Around Isle of Wight aboard Class 40 race boat OceansLab. Credit Paul Wyeth Photography At 08:24 UTC this morning Sharp crossed the start line for the record attempt [...]

Code Green: world record start-time confirmed

2019-11-30T18:18:04+01:00November 30th, 2019|Categories: Air Pollution, Isle of Wight, Record|

Phil Sharp has confirmed a start-time of approximately 0830 UTC tomorrow for an attempt at setting a new world speed record for the Around Isle of Wight. He’ll be aiming to set the fastest outright time for single-handed, in addition to the fastest monohull up to 40 foot. Credit Olivier Blanchet Photographie “The forecast [...]

Code Amber for Phil Sharp’s record attempt

2019-11-29T16:07:09+01:00November 29th, 2019|Categories: Air Pollution, Isle of Wight, Record|

Phil Sharp has moved to Code Amber for his attempt to set a new Around Isle of Wight record as a favourable weather window has been forecast for this weekend. Credit Olivier Blanchet Photographie The forecast for Saturday shows strong record breaking winds however, the direction and tides mean Sunday morning could be the preferred option [...]

Sharp to attempt world record for Around Isle of Wight

2019-11-27T13:56:54+01:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Air Pollution, Record|

Two-times world record holder Phil Sharp is on standby to attempt the Around Isle of Wight world sailing speed record and will also be raising awareness of the urgent action required to reduce maritime air pollution along the UK coastline, and in busy ports such as Southampton. Credit Olivier Blanchet Photographie Sharp will be [...]

Why are we taking hydrogen offshore?

2019-10-23T11:29:04+02:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Energy System, Hydrogen|

Exclusive interview with skipper Phil Sharp, who discusses why OceansLab will be using a pioneering hydrogen-electric system to replace a diesel generator. Phil, how does the fuel cell on the boat produce energy? A fuel cell works through the positive reaction of oxygen in the air with hydrogen. That chemical reaction produces [...]

Clean-hydrogen fuel cell technology for OceansLab

2019-10-02T00:36:18+02:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Energy System, Hydrogen|Tags: |

Hydrogen fuel cell technology will be used to power the propulsion and electronic systems aboard Class 40 OceansLab, which will be tested and evolved for application to a 60ft IMOCA – planned for build next year. Credit Olivier Blanchet Photographie As a leading offshore sailor, Sharp is using his sailing campaign to demonstrate how [...]

Mission to win on the global racecourse with clean energy

2019-09-19T19:46:20+02:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: OceansLab Launch|

The British single-handed sailor Phil Sharp has today announced an ambitious four-year programme of racing using clean energy. Credit Olivier Blanchet Photographie Sharp is one of Britain’s most successful solo racers and in his Class 40 monohull has set two world records, has been on the podium in three solo transatlantic races in the [...]

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