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Imoca OceansLab - Cleantech Accelerator
Phil Sharp

Phil Sharp

OceansLab - Cleantech Accelerator
1st participation

Profile

Phil Sharp is a professional offshore skipper and cleantech innovator taking action in the fight against climate change. His project OceansLab, focuses on developing and demonstrating clean energy solutions such as green hydrogen, to bring maritime emissions down to zero. To date Phil has achieved over 25 podiums in transatlantic and coastal racing, taking victory in two Championships and breaking three World Sailing Speed Records – uniquely with zero emissions. Now his mission is clear: to race around the globe in the world’s first hydrogen race yacht.

Achievements

2019

  • Isle of Wight Round the World Record (Class40)

2018

  • Les 1000 milles des Sables (Class40)

    3rd
  • Drheam Cup (Class40)

    2nd
  • Seventar Round Britain & Ireland Race (Class40)

    1st
  • Route du Rhum (Class40)

    3rd
  • Championnat Class40

    Winner

2017

  • Grand Prix Guyader (Class40)

    1st
  • Normandy Channel Race (Class40)

    1st
  • Les Sables Horta Les Sables (Class40)

    2nd
  • Rolex Fastnet Race (Class40)

    2nd
  • Transat Jacques Vabre (Class40)

    3rd
  • Championnat Class40

    Winner
  • Transat Québec Saint Malo (Class40)

    7th

2016

  • English Transat (Class40)

    3rd
  • Normandy Channel Race (Class40)

    2nd
  • Record of Cowes Dinard in solo (Class40)

2011

  • Solo La Grande Motte (Figaro)

    1st
  • Solo Basse Normandie (Figaro)

    1st

2006

  • Route du Rhum (Class40)

    1st

2005

  • Mini Transat

    4th
  • Transgacogne - (Mini 6.50)

    3rd
Imoca OceansLab - Cleantech Accelerator

OceansLab - Cleantech Accelerator

  • Architect : Sam Manuard
  • Construction : 2023, Black Pepper Yachts
  • Launch date : 01 Septembre 2023
  • Lenght : 18,28 m
  • Draught : 4,5 m
  • Mast height : 29 m

The OceansLab - Cleantech Accelerator structure offers a range of unique partnership opportunities enabling companies to act as clean energy accelerators, by supporting the world’s first hydrogen-electric race yacht.

The project aims to align with like-minded organisations that not only share a spirit of adventure, but are also working towards delivering a zero emissions infrastructure that will highlight the importance of clean technologies, both in the marine and wider environments.

Commitment

Clean innovation & eduction

Clean innovation: Phil developed the world’s first drop-in Hydrogen Power Module, which has been officially labelled as a solution to ‘change the world’ by the Solar Impulse Foundation.

Education: Phil is a co-author for the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, and acts as a mentor for students at Imperial College London and EIGSI University.