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 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.

It is quite a mixed time for us - rather sad at the thought of our trusty boat going to pastures new, especially after she looked after Steve so well during the 2008/09 Vendee Globe. Steve sailed into Les Sables d’Olonne in 8th place – quite a remarkable achievement for our ‘old’ boat. Yes she did have a few issues on her way around the globe this time, but nothing that couldn’t be fixed with a bit of Dyneema and lashings of epoxy, thanks to her ingenious skipper!

We are also quite happy that ‘Toe in the water’ will be off to her new home in Australia, where her new owner is hopeful to secure himself a place on the start line of the next Vendee Globe in 2012 – we wish him well on his adventure!

‘Toe in the water’ will have yet another guise – once ‘Gartmore’ built and sailed around the world in 2000/01 by Josh Hall. Then she became ‘Pindar’ and successfully carried the then Emma Richards, safely around the world. From there she was involved in various other races until her next ‘tour du mond’ in the hands of Charles Heidrich. She then came into our ownership – we loved our boat and still do – she has been a pleasure to own and look after, paying us back with some fantastic sailing and brilliant memories - sailing with a smile while green water cascades over the deck - heeled over skimming along in the sunshine. I think everyone who boarded her for a sail got off with a grin that lasted them days. She made her way rather beautifully through the southern Ocean on more than one occasion – It really is like saying goodbye to an old friend.

Now the next chapter begins...

We still don’t have a sponsor for our ‘Westabout’ and Vendee Globe 2012 campaign, but we work on that every day and continue to be positive and hopeful as always. Now we feel like one chapter is complete and we did the things that we set out to do, and we did them pretty well all in all. Now to move forward, secure that Volvo 70 and get ready to set off around the world the wrong way .......