Top British sailor enters his own Spirit of Weymouth in Vendee Globe 2008 13/9/07

Top British yachtsman Steve White will be announcing his intentions to enter the Vendée Globe Race at the Southampton Boat Show on Friday 14 September.

The Dorset local, who has spoken candidly about having to re-mortgage his home and take out bank loans to fund his yachting, has recently joined forces with top sports agency Fuse SPORT. Their partnership has come at the perfect time for Steve, who has been in training for the event for months.

Steve White plans to sail his ownSpirit of Weymouthsolo around the world, non-stop for 27,000 miles, alongside British talent Mike Golding, Alex Thomson, Jonny Malbon, Dee Cafarri and Sam Davies. Preparations are already well underway – the preliminary qualifying event later this year becoming Steve’s first hurdle.

Steve commented: “If I’m going to realise my dreams in the Vendée Globe I’ll need to attract some serious sponsorship and I’m really pleased that Fuse SPORT have come aboard to help me do just that. They’ve got unrivalled experience and expertise when it comes to sports marketing, promotion and communication and I’m really looking forward to working closely with them in order to achieve my goals.”