OC Sport have unrivalled experience in campaign management, in both solo and fully crewed professional sail racing
To say ocean racing is in the company’s DNA is an understatement. It was founded on the promotion and management of Dame Ellen MacArthur’s successful sailing career, including her solo round the world record.
Today, OC Sport offers a full portfolio of expertise to deliver successful, race winning offshore sailing campaigns and inspiring sponsor engagement opportunities.
From crew selection, training and preparation, to boat design and build commissioning, OC Sport have an enviable track record in the preparation of successful campaigns. Managed from our ground-breaking base in France, Le Hub by OC Sport, we offer a range of world-class facilities all under one roof to deliver ambitions and commercially successful offshore sailing projects.
From logistics and financial management to performance-based support, including nutritionists, coaches and physiotherapists, we work with leading experts to ensure we deliver world-class shoreside support to our athletes across every level, allowing them to focus on performance.
We understand how to help brands increase their commercial return and engage with people through sponsorship in sailing, and we deliver results that exceed marketing objectives.
We provide fully-integrated marketing and communication support, ensuring a campaign can reach its full potential and make an impact. We know how to manage the 24-hour communications demanded of a sailing team in race mode and we create and share powerful and engaging stories and amplify their distribution through both traditional and digital means.
We have unrivalled expertise and a unique perspective as both event managers and campaign managers. We’ve managed campaigns for some of the biggest names in sailing, such as Sebastien Josse, and Samantha Davies, as well as supporting the next generation of talented sailors at Le HUB by OC Sport.
Examples of our work
Dongfeng Race Team
After securing third place in the 2014-15 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team returned in 2017-18 with the intention to challenge for overall victory whilst creating a legacy for offshore sailing in China. The team grabbed headlines around the world when they achieved their goals and made history becoming the first ever Chinese team to win the epic round the world race. OC Sport managed the campaign, from team selection and training to media and communication support.
Fabien Delahaye & Benjamin Schwarz
The team at Le HUB by OC Sport manages Fabien Delahaye and Benjamin Schwartz's Figaro Bénéteau 3 campaigns. The latest generation boat is purpose built for La Solitaire du Figaro, with Delahaye and Schwartz benefiting from the bases world-class facilities as they look to make their mark in the tough and competitive world of solo offshore sailing.