about White Ocean Racing

White Ocean Racing is the company set up by world renown solo sailor Steve White and his wife Kim as a vehicle for Steve's world class sailing adventures.

In 2008 / 2009, Steve circumnavigated the globe; 27000 miles non- stop and alone with no outside assistance in the Vendée Globe yacht race, which is widely regarded as the pinnacle of sailing.

Going forward, Steve and the team are searching for sponsors for two exciting campaigns, the 2016 Vendée Globe, and also a record attempt that people who know him say was made for him – to take on sailings toughest challenge - sailing “Westabout” non-stop and alone the wrong way around the World

Steve White - Motivational Speaker

Steve, currently ranked as one of the world’s top 10 sailors, completed the world's toughest solo ocean race, finishing 8th out of 30 competitors.

Steve proved himself not only a talented solo ocean racer competing alongside the top professional names in the sport, but also an excellent, colourful and good humoured communicator Steve's hard-wired desire to reach his goal and not to take no for an answer, is the most inspirational facet of a remarkable character.

To book Steve for your event contact kim@whiteoceanracing.com

latest projects

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.

latest news


Monday, 31 January 2011 12:00 GMT

What an interesting time we are having.
Our trusty and well loved Open 60 ‘Toe in the water’ has finally been sold. ......Read More