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GLOBALOCEANRACE

2011-2012 THE RIGHT RACE AT THE RIGHT MOMENT

2011-2012


THE EVENT The 2011-12 Global Ocean Race – a truly unique 24-month long branding and marketing opportunity that will carry the name of its Title Sponsor to a wide international audience. The Right Race at the Right Time – an affordable and achievable around the world yacht race for skippers and sponsors alike. Organisers anticipate 15-20 entries,14 are confirmed already, all double-handed crews racing aboard near-identical 40 foot yachts. This second running of the event will be one of the biggest round the world races in existence. The event lasts nine months, the promotion 24 months. The Host Ports for the Race – Mallorca, Cape Town, Wellington, Punta del Este, Charleston then back to the finish in Mallorca. Three-week stopovers in each port provide superb promotional opportunities for sponsors.

“Josh Hall has project managed two of my last three round the World races and so it is no surprise to me that his own race was a huge success. The Class 40 is a great concept for a boat and the Global Ocean Race is a fantastic event for them. It provides an affordable platform for sailors with dreams and budding professionals alike. I expect to see some of Josh’s skippers lining up against me in Open 60 races before too long.” Alex Thomson, Open 60 Skipper – Hugo Boss

“I am excited to be racing a Class 40 this year. They are a fantastic boat for racing around the buoys or indeed around the world. Josh Hall and his team have certainly created a highly competitive and costeffective event for Class 40 skippers to test their skills on a global race course”. Mike Golding, Open 60 and Class 40 Skipper – Ecover

“An awesome test of tenacity, fortitude and determination. Josh Hall’s Global Ocean Race is one of the few inclusive ocean races, where professionals can race alongside private owners with a dream. The boats can withstand the test of the Oceans and yet are much more affordable compared with the Volvo and IMOCA boats. Teams can push hard and then rest and enjoy the fabulous stopovers. This race deserves to flourish.” Dee Caffari, Open 60 Skipper – Aviva

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RACE ORGANISERS This opportunity is being offered by Global Ocean Sailing Ventures Limited (GOSV), a UK-based race management company owned and operated by former solo around the World sailor Josh Hall. The GOSV race management team organised and operated the highly successful Portimao Global Ocean Race 2008-09. GOSV are the only race organisers to have successfully managed an Around The World Race on a classic route for 40ft racing yachts. From concept to reality this team has fully proven its capabilities at every level: •

Exclusively contracted with Class40 Association as official organisers of their round the world race

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Strong relationships with all relevant yacht racing authorities

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Assistance to entries both onshore and offshore

Stimulating entries Strong relationships with all stopover ports Professional organisation of leg starts and finishes Technical capabilities in every area of yacht racing Assuring the safety of entries when at sea Proven disaster management capabilities Proven ‘rescue at sea’ experience Policy of not over-promising but striving to over-deliver

Official Race Organisers for Class40 Association

Targeted media traffic

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RACE DIRECTOR - JOSH HALL • • • • •

Over 250,000 miles as a solo racing skipper

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Project Manager Pindar Open 60, Around Alone 2002

25 years experience as a skipper and project manager 25 years of servicing sponsors in sailing Vendee Globe; BOC Challenge; Transat Jacques Vabre; OSTAR 9 Year continuous sponsorship with Gartmore Investment Management Project Manager Hugo Boss Open 60,Vendee Globe 2004 Project Manager Spirit of Yukoh Open 60,Velux Race 2006 Project Manager Pegasus Open 50, TransPacific Race 2007 Project Manager Hugo Boss Open 60, Barcelona Race 2007

ENDORSEMENTS “In creating this fantastic event, Josh and the race organisation gave us the opportunity to have a very exciting and competitive year and I want to thank all the people that have run the race”. “In brief, the Portimao race gave me the stepping stone that is needed to introduce shorthanded ocean racing to a new country like Germany.” Boris Herrmann, Skipper PGOR 2008-09

“What was originally a private dream for José and I became a collective dream with many thousands of Chileans following the race. I want to thank Josh as I think he really raced round the world with us!” Felipe Cubillos, Skipper PGOR 2008-09

“Josh came up with this incredible idea of a double-handed and single-handed race around the world race in 40ft boats that was achievable and affordable. I’m proud and pleased with what I’ve done and I know that without this race, it couldn’t have happened.” Jeremy Salvesen, Skipper PGOR 2008-09

Project Consultant Toe in The Water Open 60,Vendee Globe 2008 Race Director Portimao Global Ocean Race 2008-09

“I want to thank Josh for providing the event and giving me the chance to race around the world and fulfil my dream – it has been amazing!” David Thomson, Skipper PGOR 2008-09

“I really want to thank Josh for putting this race together so we could all live our dreams. Personally, I have wanted to do this for 15 years and I might even be tempted to do such a thing again.” Michel Kleinjans, Skipper PGOR 2008-09

“Josh - I want to thank you for all your support in helping us get this far. You have been there for us for last three years with advice, help and hands-on assistance. We will be back!” Lenjohn Van Der Wel, Skipper PGOR 2008-09

“Josh, I have got the message Nico is safe and I'm glad for us all. It is a relief and you did an excellent job to get Nico safe and sound on the Vessel. We all, Nico and my family, can’t express all the words we like to say to thank you. Thank you, thank you more than a million times.” Myrna Budel, wife of rescued Nico Budel, Skipper PGOR 2008-09

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THE GLOBAL OCEAN RACE 2011-12 • Category 0 compliant Class 40 yachts only • Double-handed entries only • Team entries allowed – up to 6 in each team • 14 entries from 9 different nations signed-up already • Proven track record of a successful first event • An affordable around the world race for all sailors • An affordable around the world race for sponsors • Proven exciting and close racing around the world • A truly international event • Professionals and amateurs racing against each other • An existing global audience to expand • Contracts confirmed with all the stopover ports for the 2011-12 Event • Experienced race organisers with proven ability

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Race Start: 25 September 2011 Race Finish: June 2012


Mallorca

Charleston

Punta del Este

Cape Town

Wellington

THE ROUTE The Route for the Global Ocean Race 2011-12 will be as follows: Mallorca to Cape Town

7,400 miles

Cape Town to Wellington

7,500 miles

Wellington to Punta del Este

6,100 miles

Punta del Este to Charleston

6,000 miles

Charleston to Mallorca

4,200 miles

Total Distance

31,200 miles

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STOPOVER PORTS Mallorca has been chosen for the start and finish of the Global Ocean Race providing a stylish, glamorous and multi-cultural backdrop to the event. Mallorca’s rich maritime history and current position as a globally recognised centre of nautical excellence provides the perfect venue for both race entries and race sponsors. The stopover ports of Cape Town, Wellington, Punta del Este and Charleston have been carefully chosen to provide the best possible course for the competitors and perfect venues to host the fleet and stage promotional events for the race sponsors and suppliers, including those of our entries. The fleet will be in each stopover port for approximately three weeks allowing ample time for cultural and business-to-business exchanges, as well as local and international media opportunities. The Race Organisation are liaising directly with the city councils of each stopover. The host ports are equally keen to promote and showcase themselves during the race.

GOSV Ltd has agreements in place for infrastructure, promotion and local support for the 2011-12 race with each host city.

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ENTRIES Entries as of 30th July 2010

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Nico Budel

Holland

Patrice Carpentier

France

Alex Alley

UK

To Be Announced*

USA

To Be Announced*

UK

Michel Kleinjans

Belgium

Jacques Fournier

France

BT Boats

New Zealand

To Be Announced*

Austria

Conrad Colman

New Zealand

Marco Nannini

Italy

Hannah Jenner

UK

Lenjohn van der Wel

Bahamas

Adrian Kutell

South Africa

* ‘To be Announced’ are confirmed entries who wish to remain anonymous at this stage


OFFICIAL WEBSITE The 2008-09 Event website received almost 30 million hits from around the world during the period of the race.

The website will be improved and enhanced for the 2011-12 event. An interactive online virtual game is planned and this can attract a huge new audience for the event as proven by the Vendee Globe and Volvo Ocean Race. The public will be able to access comprehensive information about the race through the official Global Ocean Race website as well as the websites of each team. The official website will include the following information: • A multi-lingual site • A race viewer that shows precise positions of each yacht • An interactive race game for the public • Daily commentary about the race with weather and tactical analysis • Multi-media sent from each competitor throughout the race • Public subscription available for daily updates and newsletters • Hyperlinks to the event sponsors’ own sites • Media and public access to images and video

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MEDIA The media strategy for the 2011-12 Global Ocean Race will take full advantage of traditional and “new” media and there will be a substantial development of the media platform created by GOSV Ltd for the 2008-09 event: • • • • • • •

Daily press releases Video news clips Global sailing media Global lifestyle media Television programming Radio programming You Tube

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BRANDING Each yacht will provide the following for the Event Sponsor’s branding : The forward 10% of the hull The central area of the boom 20% of the mainsail area Port and starboard cockpit dodgers In-port and offshore flag areas


DEMOGRAPHIC The Demographics of people who follow sailing: • • • • • • • • •

35 years old is the average age 72% are between the ages of 25 and 55 81% are in the middle to upper income bracket 5% are considered extremely wealthy 93% travel abroad more than twice per year 69% are in professional or managerial roles 45,000 Euros is the average household income 85% of sailors own their own property 81% are college graduates

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CONTACT Josh Hall Director

GOSV Ltd. email: josh.hall@globaloceanrace.com telephone: +44 (0)7515 696064 website: www.globaloceanrace.com

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