The sponsors of Nick Bubb's Mini Transat campaign withdrew their deal this morning

Nick Bubb the young British sailor who’s just finished a creditable sixth overall in the L’Odyssee D’Ulysse sailing his recently finished Mini Transat yacht has had the biggest blow of his campaign so far – he has lost his main sponsors. Northern Computers withdrew their sponsorship this morning leaving Bubb floundering with just three months to go before the start of the Mini Transat.

Bubb who’s spent the last year raising funds and building his new Seb Magnen-designed Mini landed the sponsorship deal hours before the boat was launched at the end of February. Since then he’s notched up some respectable results including a sixth overall in the recently completed L’Odyssee D’Ulysse – the doublehanded Mini Transat qualifying race (Antibes and back).

Bubb commented this morning: “The next move is to search for a new sponsor. In the immediate future I need to get to the start line of the Mini Fastnet in Douarnenez. In the next six weeks the Mini calendar gets very busy with four races, all on the Atlantic coast. These present me with an opportunity to display my skills and the boats potential to a future sponsor. With my entry to the Transat race itself still unsure, it is these four races my attention is turning to. To cover the cost of these races, including my loan repayments whilst I am away I need to find £5,000.”

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