Team Britannia receives major sponsorship deal

Legendary Portsmouth sailor Alan Priddy and Team Britannia have signed a major sponsorship deal ahead of their round-the-world voyage later this year, reports Richard Carr.

Prosperity

Prosperity Independent Financial Advisors and Stockbrokers Ltd has become a key sponsor for Team Britannia’s £2.9 million world-record attempt.

Alan Priddy, who is heading the challenge, will use an eco-powered boat fuelled by revolutionary emulsion that will slash harmful emissions as he heads across the globe.

Along with his crew, Priddy plans to shave a maximum of seven days off of the current powerboat record of 60 days, 23 hours and 49 minutes, which is currently held by New Zealander Pete Bethune.

Jasper de Zoeten, Commercial Director of Prosperity, told teamlocals.co.uk: “Prosperity is delighted to become a core sponsor of Team Britannia’s attempt to break a new world record. A number of our investment clients are keen on socially responsible investments and the project fits well with our company’s corporate and social responsibilities and values.

“This embodies all things British; it would be great for our nation if Alan Priddy and his team could bring back the world record and we are proud to play a part in this.”

TV Star

Richard Carr reported last month that the Discovery Channel had signed a deal with Priddy to produce a 10-part TV series, that would highlight the development, construction and testing of the eco-vessel.

Priddy of Team Britannia commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have a nationwide, trusted team of professional financial advisers ‘aboard’ the project in Prosperity.

“The team at Prosperity believes wholeheartedly in this significant undertaking by Team Britannia and in everything it stands for. I look forward to working with them in the future.”

Team Britannia will launch their record bid in November 2015.

About Richard Carr

Richard Carr, of Poole, is one of the UK’s most experienced and successful powerboat racers, who has competed in the sport globally.

He has won numerous domestic and international honours: he became British Class 1 Champion in 1991; he was the winner of the coveted Needles Trophy and he also came second in the Cowes Torquay Cowes race in 1992. It was the year the race was controversially competed in the fog and it has been argued for many years that he actually won the race.

He is known in the sport for his aggressive racing character in rough seas and recently raced in the USA for Geico in 2011.


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