We have now been supporting the ocean racing yachtsman Phil Sharp and the team at PS Racing since the #LengthofBritain challenge in December 2015. There is no doubt that our enthusiasm for their endeavours is partly down to our simple love of sailing and the sea – but there is much more to it than the excitement of competition.
We are fascinated by his Energy Challenge. The Energy Challenge is based on the principle of marrying performance to sustainability. Is it possible to be competitive on the water whilst also supporting the environment?
Phil is engaged in the development of a hydrogen-electric, CO2-free, clean energy generation system. Modern racing yachts need electrical power to run their on-board navigation and control systems and this is traditionally supplied from a heavy and polluting diesel generator. The aim is to create is a lighter solution with grater energy security and reliability.