Cazenove Capital have announced that they will sponsor Pip Hildesley in her debut OSTAR event starting in May. One of only four women in the race, Pip has already made considerable preparation for crossing the start line. She is now concentrating on re-fitting her boat as ‘Cazenove Capital’.
Robin Minter-Kemp, Managing Director of Cazenove Capital comments:
‘We are delighted that Pip has agreed to have Cazenove Capital as her title race sponsor. She is already familiar to a large number of our clients due to her successes racing with us during Cowes Week. We wish her every success in her preparation for and participation in the 2009 OSTAR race in 55 days’ time.’
The OSTAR single-handed transatlantic race from Plymouth, UK to Rhode Island, USA, is one of the most gruelling endurance tests for sailors. The race is held every four years with an international field which, this year, comprises forty boats.
Technology has made the race even more competitive, resulting in greater proximity between competitors as they battle it out for key positions during the 2,500 mile race. Most competitors enter to test their own abilities and to gain vast experience – Pip Hildesley is no exception to this.
Pip decided to enter the race last year and proceeded to gain match practice by sailing her boat back from South America to Southampton. Despite encountering tempestuous weather in the South Atlantic she arrived back safely into Hamble just over 3 weeks ago.