Over the next three years, Steve is focusing on two exciting projects; the 2016 Vendée Globe, and the Westabout Solo Record.
Steve's aim is to achieve a podium place in the next Vendée on a current generation second hand boat. This makes for a realistically priced campaign which reflects the current economic climate, yet which will deliver huge returns for a sponsor through an exciting, world class global sporting event. The Vendée Globe is the longest, toughest event in any sport, and the pinnacle of human achievement in the sailing world, which creates a huge and loyal global following.
The Westabout solo record will take place in the winter following the 2016 Vendée Globe. This will also be a massive event from a media perspective, as it is a very simple concept – solo, the “wrong way”, a record attempt, and in the fastest monohull boat in the world, which is normally crewed by 10 people. Only five people have ever succeeded in achieving this amazing feat of human endurance, and held the record.