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The Offshore Academy is GREAT

by Mark Angell 29 Nov 2018 14:21 GMT
The Offshore Academy is recognised by the National GREAT Britain campaign © Artemis Offshore Academy

The Offshore Academy, Britain's only centre of excellence for single and shorthanded yacht racing has been recognised by the National GREAT Britain campaign for its expertise in providing pathways to professional sailing.

Joining the campaign under the 'Sport is GREAT' message The Offshore Academy will sit alongside other British sporting Greats such as; Wimbledon, The Premier League, Lewis Hamilton and Wembley Stadium.

The Academy has helped promote and launch the careers of numerous sailors, Academy Alumni who have gone on to compete internationally in the professional sport, from; Jack Bouttell and Henry Bomby competing in the last Volvo Ocean Race - Jack winning onboard Dongfeng Race Team. Rob Bunce winning the Youth America's Cup with Land Rover BAR, Sam Goodchild competing on Netflix Narcos in the Route du Rhum to Richard Mason competing & winning with SAP Extreme Sailing Team and selected for the British Sail GP Team. Whilst the focus of the Academy is in short handed offshore sailing, the skills learnt are applicable to any professional sailing team.

Henry Bomby, Academy Alumni:

"I've been lucky to have worked with The Offshore Academy, it was my 'university' my 'apprenticeship', I've gone on to break ocean records, and compete in the iconic Volvo Ocean Race, without the Academy's support it would have been a struggle. It's great to see them as part of the GREAT campaign, the Academy has made a big difference for a large group of sailors who now sail with and against each other at the highest levels."

With the recent inclusion of a mixed crew, double handed offshore event in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, the experience and knowledge of The Offshore Academy is well placed to keep Britain at the forefront of offshore sailing and supporting a potential Olympic medal winner.

Get in touch to find out more about the Academy's partnership programme, you too can join something GREAT!

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