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Vendee 2020 Vision welcomes new partnership with UK Cloud

18th Aug, 2017

Vendee2020Vision, the initiative to aid up-and-coming British talent to compete in the next Vendée Globe, is pleased to welcome UKCloud onboard as a partner to the project.


UKCloud provides assured public cloud services for the exclusive use of UKpublic sector organisations. The company, which was recently lauded the fastest-growing private company in the UK in The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, will be joining the team for the remainder of the 2017 sailing season including Cowes Week, the Fastnet Race and other UK based events.

UKCloud CEO Simon Hansford comments: "This is a technologically innovative sport that sits well with UKCloud's core competencies and commitments. Our vision is to be the power behind public sector technology, and we are proud to be at the forefront of digital innovation and transformation. Vendee2020Vision will be an exciting partnership for us."

Vendee2020Vision's existing partner Artemis Investment Management LLP has been at the forefront of British offshore sailing for the last decade, "It is fantastic to welcome a new partner to Vendee2020Vision, our long term investment to develop a British skipper capable of winning the Vendée Globe continues and it is great to welcome such an innovative British company to the project".

Established in 2016, Vendée2020Vision continues the journey embarked on by Artemis Investment Management LLP to evaluate and coach a squad of Britain's top solo sailors, with the ultimate goal to find a skipper with the potential to win the world's toughest single-handed race, The Vendée Globe.

Starting with a group of ten sailors, over the last 18 months the field has been narrowed to just four candidates; Sam Goodchild, Lizzie Foreman, Andrew Baker and Will Harris. The team's next scheduled race will be The Rolex Fastnet starting on Saturday, 6th August.

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For more information about Vendée2020Vision contact:
Simon Clay at vendee2020@whitecapltd.com www.whitecapltd.com