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VENDEE 2020

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It’s time Britain ruled the waves again!

Since the British sailing legend, Sir Robin Knox-Johnson became the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world in 1969, no Briton has won a single-handed around the world race. Since then, the sport of solo ocean racing has been dominated by the French. #Vendee2020vision is a project that plans to reverse the trend. Our aim is simple, to achieve a British winner of the Vendee Globe Race in 2020.

The Vendee Globe is the Everest of endurance sports events. Sailing around the world, alone, non-stop and without assistance, on a complex and powerful 60ft yacht. The fastest boats achieve this feat of human and technical endurance in under 80 days. Dame Ellen Macarthur provided the best British result in 2000-2001, when she was 2nd, but captured the nations interest and admiration, not to mention providing unheard of levels of media coverage for her sponsor – Kingfisher.

We feel the timing is right to discover the next British solo ocean racing star, and go one better in the race, while utilising truly compelling content, via social media, to improve on the media returns to a sponsor.
For more information, please contact sean@whitecapltd.com