AOA partners


Main Partner

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Artemis Investment Management LLP

Artemis is a leading UK-based fund manager, offering a range of funds which invest in the UK, Europe, the US and around the world.

As a dedicated, active investment house, we specialise in investment management for both retail and institutional investors across Europe.

Independent and owner-managed, Artemis opened for business in 1997. Its aim was, and still is, exemplary investment performance and client service. All Artemis’ staff share these two precepts – and the same flair and enthusiasm for fund management.

The firm now manages some £23.2 billion* across a range of funds, two investment trusts, a venture capital trust and both pooled and segregated institutional portfolios.

Our managers invest in their own and their colleagues’ funds. This has been a basic tenet of the Artemis approach since the firm started. It means that interests of our fund managers are directly aligned with those of our investors. 

How we relate to the world beyond fund management is also part of the distinctive Artemis culture. Each year the firm gives a fixed proportion of revenues to the Artemis Charitable Foundation. Our staff and the trustees choose which charities will benefit from that income. We encourage all employees to get involved directly too, through a wide variety of activities: from painting a child’s bedroom or mentoring a teenager, to extreme races in the UK and abroad. For example, our annual Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon was another success in 2014, raising over £200,000 for good causes. Meanwhile, Artemis has long had a policy of matching personal charitable donations by partners and staff.

 “It takes skill, knowledge, passion, persistence and dedicated teamwork to compete with the best in the world of offshore ocean racing. The entire Artemis Ocean Racing campaign reflects Artemis Investment Management LLP’s core values and philosophy. Our success is dependent on planning the best course through uncharted territory and hunting down profits for our diverse client base.” Mark Tyndall, senior partner and a founder member, Artemis Investment Management LLP.

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*Source: Artemis as at 31 July 2016.

Pol Roger

Official Champagne Partner

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Pol Roger is one of the few remaining great family-owned Champagne houses. Founded in 1849, the company celebrated its 150th anniversary in 1999 and marked this milestone with a major investment programme at their Epernay cellars. With stocks of 7.5 million bottles representing some five years’ supply, Pol Roger remains one of the smaller of the great Champagne houses and uncompromising in its refusal to release wines until they are fully mature.

Pol Roger is the champagne of choice by the Artemis Offshore Academy team and as it happens, Sir Winston Churchill.


Official Clothing Partner

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Musto is the leading performance clothing brand specialising in technical sailing as well as sailing inspired lifestyle clothing. Originally founded in 1965, by Olympic Silver Medallist Keith Musto, the company has used its intimate understanding of sport and its technical skills to ensure wearers of all Musto products keep warm, dry and comfortable. 

Always seeking to push the boundaries of design and technology, Musto is committed to providing technical sailing clothing that guarantees optimum performance in all weather conditions. Discover exceptional performance: technical clothing, innovative footwear, durable luggage and engineered accessories, all designed for your adventures.


Official Supplier

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Marlow Ropes are always looking to the future with innovation and development. However, they never forget their rich and proud heritage. Whilst Marlow Ropes Ltd was originally set up back in 1961, the story of the Company and the intertwined history of rope making in Hailsham goes back over 200 years.

Today, Marlow Ropes has a brand new purpose built factory and warehouse, and continues to manufacture quality British ropes on the same site as Thomas Burfield did over 200 years ago.  Times have changed however and today Marlow specialises in the design and manufacture of technically innovative rope products using the very latest hi-tech and exotic man made fibers.

Marlow Ropes’ reputation for quality and technical innovation continues in the 21st Century and the Company continues to forge a path of progress and growth. 


Official Supplier

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Spinlock is an independent and innovative company, widely acknowledged as the world expert in rope holding. Based in Cowes, UK, Spinlock has over thirty years experience of designing and manufacturing rope holding equipment for sailing boats, from dinghies up to the largest super yachts. Spinlock’s cleats, clutches and jammers hold ropes from 2mm to 32mm in diameter and loads up to 12,000kg. The expert skills of their Special Projects Team are valued by America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Open 60’s and super yacht captains for the originality of their custom rope handling solutions.

Elliot Brown

Official Timekeeper

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Years of extreme sports experience and a desire to build the worlds toughest watches was the catalyst for Elliot and Brown to follow their hearts and create a range of watches like no other.  Handsome enough to covet, tough enough to withstand the harshest environment yet affordable enough to wear every day.

It’s not revolution, more evolution with every component, every detail refined, strengthened and honed. It’s not hard to see why they’ve won multiple awards and are fast becoming the mariner’s go-to choice. Designed to take the sort of punishment our endurance sailors dish out every day, yet look smart with a best shirt in the evening.


Official Spirit

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Established in 2005, Kilchoman (pronounced Kil-ho-man) is one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland. Based on a farm on the rugged west coast of Islay, Kilchoman was the first distillery to be built on the island for 125 years.

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Support the Academy

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Since 2010 the Academy has been committed to supporting the future of British single-handed sailing. Training and racing on a fleet of strict one design Figaro yachts, each year a squad of promising young sailors are put through the paces. From weather planning, navigation, nutrition and boat maintenance to understanding the wider world of sponsorship and corporate support of sailing, the Academy creates a rounded and extensive training programme. 

The aim for the sailors is to gain knowledge and skill and then ultimately take part in La Solitaire Bompard Le Figaro, the most credible stepping stone for those heading for the elite stage of solo sailing, the Vendee Globe. La Solitaire is staged over 1500 miles of Europe’s toughest waters, a challenging race that tests the abilities of the most experienced of transoceanic sailors. A British sailor is yet to win the prestigious race however with the full and comprehensive Academy training programme, built by industry experts and supported by world class sailors, we hope for that to change.


Support from partners is vital to the Academy’s success, and we are committed to creating strong and mutually successful relationships. With a long-standing experience of commercial partnerships and sponsorship experience we can ensure that the support we receive works hard for you, through relevant engagement and activation.

What can we do?

  • Title Sponsorship for the Academy
  • Naming Rights for the Yachts and Individual Sailing Campaigns
  • Branded kit and sails
  • Corporate Hospitality and Sailing Days
  • Team/Crew Appearances
  • Team Building
  • Comprehensive engagement strategy

If you would like to talk to us further about how you can become involved in the Academy, please contact for further details.