Jersey sailor Phil Sharp has announced a new four-year campaign which would see him compete in the Vendee Globe round-the-world race in 2024.
The 38-year-old, who won back-to-back Class 40 championships in 2018 and 2019, plans to develop a new boat to compete in the IMOCA Globe Series, culminating in the prestigious event.
His hope is to create a boat to challenge for honours in the world's biggest yacht races, but also demonstrate zero-carbon fuel technologies in the process.
The planned state-of-the-art vessel, featuring the latest foiling design and clean energy technology, would replace his current Class 40 - now called OceansLab - which will be run for the final time in the The Transat next year.
- Watch Tony Curr's report from the start of the 2018 Route du Rhum in Saint-Malo