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For over a decade OC Sport has managed multiple IMOCA 60 race campaigns. The IMOCA 60 class is at the forefront of offshore and round the world racing, that culminates every four years with the legendary Vendée Globe – a non-stop, highly competitive, solo circumnavigation.

Success came early with Dame Ellen MacArthur’s outstanding result in the 2000/01 Vendée Globe – in her first attempt, backed by Kingfisher (Europe’s largest home improvement retailer), Ellen MacArthur finished in 2nd place and her endeavours touched millions of people. Her notoriety was such that she even finished 2nd to David Beckham in the 2001 BBC Sports Personality of the Year!

Following on from the early success of Ellen, OC Sport managed further IMOCA 60 campaigns for Samantha Davies, Nick Moloney and Brian Thompson, all backed by Skandia, one of the world’s leading independent investments companies, plus Sebastian Josse’s campaign supported by global telecommunications company BT, competing in many classic offshore races including the solo Route du Rhum, Transat Jacques Vabre, The Transat and the Vendée Globe.

"We put our trust in OC Sport and they totally delivered."

DAVID ROTH, Former Marketing Director, B&Q

In 2008, BT Team Ellen was created comprising three sailors – Ellen MacArthur, Sébastien Josse and Nick Moloney. It was an innovative concept where the team had a clear set of objectives both on the sporting front and in terms of communication. Ellen played the role of an agent for change, promoting the power of communications and technology – BT’s core activities – to help create a more sustainable world, whilst Sébastien campaigned the BT IMOCA 60 and Nick the BT Extreme 40. The BT Team Ellen campaign opened up new perspectives in terms of media coverage and B2B opportunities.

OC Sport is now proactively looking to manage another successful IMOCA 60 campaign in the future.



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