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

vendee globe

The Vendee Globe is quite rightly known as the most challenging mental and physical sporting event any human being can undertake. Its more than an international sailing event, it is a sporting phenomenon that pits sailors against the extremes of the environment as pushes them to the extremes of their own mental and physical capability. The 2008 Vendee Globe marked the fifth time a group of intrepid solo sailors have set off from Les Sable DOlonne, France and raced non-stop around the world via the five Great Capes.

The sheer brutality of the Vende Globe lies not just in the violence of Southern Ocean storms, but also in the climatic extremes which are accentuated by days of endless isolation. For almost four months the solo sailors have to race their boats, eat, sleep, navigate, strategise and remain safe while battling the scorching heat and humidity of the tropics as well as the frigid far reaches of the high southern latitudes around Antarctica. It is a balancing act between speed, safety, mental self discipline, and yet somehow finding the time to relish the pure pleasure of sailing alone on the open ocean.

Thirty of the worlds top solo sailors set off from Les Sables d?Olonne on the 9th of November 2008, only 11 returned to the finish. Steve finished 8th.

More people have flown in outer space than sailed around the world alone and this fact alone brings out crowds. 1.5 million people visited the pontoons and race village during the Vende Globe. When the sailors return to Les sables dOlonne it seems as if half of France has turned out to welcome them back and to witness another historic event in a race that has become a benchmark for all aspiring single-handed sailors.