Foresight are sponsors of New Zealander Conrad Colman's Vendee Globe team

Around the world with zero emissions

Foresight has joined intrepid ocean racer, New Zealander Conrad Colman's Vendee Globe team, as lead sponsor.

Conrad is aiming to complete the non-stop solo circumnavigation without the support of fossil fuels.

Conrad's IMOCA 60 yacht, Foresight Natural Energy, is carrying renewable energy technology on board generating solar power from thin film solar panels integrated on either side of its mainsails and also on the cockpit roof generating 350W, boosting power supplied by an electrical hydro propulsion generator driven by the boat's movement through the water. The power generated is stored in special Lithium Ion batteries with the capacity equivalent to half a Tesla.

Foresight are sponsors of New Zealander Conrad Colman

The team's three technology partners are: Ocean Volt - a Finnish company providing the electric motor and generator on board;

SuperB - a specialist Dutch Lithium Ion battery systems manufacturer for the nautical sector and

Solar Cloth Systems - a French company with technology to integrate Solar Panels onto the Kevlar Fibre Sails.

The values that Conrad's team represent of efficiency, sustainability and zero emissions are aligned with Foresight's strategy of investing into renewable energy and energy efficiency infrastructure.

The Vendee Globe fleet set off from Les Sables d'Olonne on 6 November and Foresight was there with more than 300,000 wellwishers to see him off.

We wish him the very best of luck and will be following Conrad's journey on our blog.

www.conradcolman.com