Caterham Challenge

Multiple sailing world record holder Brian Thompson and notable Formula One technical director Mike Gascoyne join forces to create Caterham Challenge. A two-year campaign incorporating the Transat Jacques Vabre, RORC Caribbean 600 2014 and the Global Ocean Race 2014.

Bringing F1 standards of technology and logistics to offshore racing. To encourage green, sustainable and re-usable energy technologies in the marine, automotive and aerospace sectors; to utilise Caterham's extensive experience in F1, R&D, engineering, competitive sailing and sports marketing.

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Brian Thompson
Sailing Director

Brian Thompson

Brian made it into the history books by becoming the first Briton to break the Round the World sailing record twice. Also the first to sail non-stop around the world four times times.

A vastly experienced and successful offshore racer on all types of high performance yacht, from 21-foot Mini Transat racers to 140-foot Maxi Trimarans. He has an impressive 27 world records in sailing, setting him apart from every other world class sailor on the grand prix circuit.

Mike Gascoyne
Managing Director

Mike Gascoyne

Founder of MGI, Mike Gascoyne is one of the most renowned technicians in Formula One and has carved out an illustrious career at the pinnacle of international motorsport for more than two decades.

In 2012, Mike completed his first solo transatlantic crossing aboard a Class40. Mike will combine his role as CEO of both Caterham Technology and Caterham Composites with spearheading Caterham Challenge, applying his skills, drive and determination to the project.

David Thomson
Boat Captain

David Thomson

David has worked on race boat commissioning, preparation and racing for Maxi multi-hulls including Playstation, Open 60s including Hugo Boss, and Class 40s including Mowgli.

David has accumulated more than 150,000 sailing miles, four world speed sailing records and one circumnavigation in the 2008 Global Ocean Race. His career has included ocean-based documentaries and films, including co-skippering National Geographic's Plastiki Expedition across the Pacific.