PureSolo, an online music store, will sponsor Hannah White, 25 from Lymington in this year’s OSTAR (Original Single- handed Trans-Atlantic Race). The deal will see her Figaro II renamed PureSolo.
The new London-based music company have signed Hannah for this summer to help promote their rapidly growing web-based music recording facility in both the UK and the USA.
Elyas Chowdhury of PureSolo commented:
“We are really thrilled to be partnering Hannah on her OSTAR challenge. She shares the values of freedom, expression and creativity that we embody in our field of musical enjoyment. And we are excited to be virtually sailing in the boat with Hannah, as an ever-present source of inspiration across the ocean.”
The sponsorship will be activated during the OSTAR by Hannah demonstrating PureSolo’s technology as she records personal versions of tracks chosen by people following her progress on her website.
Four years after Hannah became the youngest female ever to enter the race, she will be back on the start line of the 2800nm race from Plymouth UK to Newport, RI, just one of two women competing in the 45 strong fleet.
“I am absolutely delighted to be heading for the OSTAR start-line once again. Four years ago I had to retire with autopilot failure and so the race has always been unfinished business for me. I am totally focused on getting to the USA and having some fun along the way. Music and singing have always been a huge part of my life, and this amazing opportunity with PureSolo will allow me to combine all the things I love. I am now sponsored by a music company, a clothing company, and a vodka company… all I need now is a cosmetics company and it will be a perfect trip!”
Hannah’s entry into the 2009 OSTAR is also being supported by Wight Vodka and Global Sportswear Brand, Helly Hansen. Hannah was signed to Helly Hansen’s international sponsorship programme earlier in the year and Hannah became the first British sailor to be signed as an International athlete by the brand.