East Cowes, Isle Of Wight
About OC Sport
Who we are:
We believe sport is the fuel of life and that it has the power to make our lives better and bring people together. We are committed to creating unforgettable experiences for men and women in some of the most challenging and beautiful settings on the planet.
We are a responsible organisation determined to help people fulfil themselves while respecting nature and the environment in which we operate. We have a unique set of capabilities, based on 20 years of experience in creating and managing events and projects in professional sailing and outdoor sports including amateur cycling, running, trail running and triathlon.
What we do:
Event Creation and Rights Holding
OC Sport creates boundary-breaking events that challenge existing formats and provide settings for professional and amateur sportsmen and women to reach new goals, while competing in previously untapped natural environments.
The company has a unique portfolio of OC Sport-originated events across sailing, cycling and running which harness the power of nature and provide unparalleled experiences connecting fans, participants and sponsors.
In addition to events created by OC Sport, the company is Rights Holder for a series of prestigious events in global professional sailing, running and multi-sports events.
We provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences for athletes (whether amateur or professional) on the sea, in the mountains and on the road. We offer commercial partners the opportunity to sponsor and take part in unique events that create unrivalled engagement opportunities with their customers.
Our services include everything from managing entry procedures, full event logistics, hospitality, sponsorship, course setting and course management, communications, marketing and media relations, plus event expansion and development.
OC Sport has unrivalled experience in campaign management, in both solo and fully-crewed racing professional sailing.
The company was founded on the promotion and management of Dame Ellen MacArthur's successful participations in The Transat, the Route du Rhum, the Vendée Globe and her solo round the world record.
OC Sport offers a full portfolio of expertise including crew selection, training and preparation, boat design and build commissioning, sponsor-acquisition, race management, shoreside support and specialist media and communications support.
OC Sport works with Rights Holders to franchise or license sporting events in new territories. A recent initiative in this area is an agreement with Autour du Mont-Blanc to speed up and control the global development of the UTMB trail running brand around the world. The first product of this agreement is the GaoLigong by UTMB event being staged in China in 2018.
OC Sport is also the guardian of the Pen Duick and Tabarly brands, an important part of French sailing history. As licensee, the company ensures today's activation of the brand is reflective of the values, DNA and passion associated with Eric Tabarly and his famous yachts.