This site, WhiteOceanRacing.NET, documents the past achievements of sailor Steve White , particularly his success in the 2008/9 Vendee Globe .
Please go to www.WhiteOceanRacing.COM for details of Steve's upcoming activities.
Steve's Vendee success was finally only set in motion due to last minute sponsorship under the name of Toe in the Water.
Steve commented 'I have dreamed of participating in the Vendee Globe for many years and have been building towards November 9 for the last four years. We managed to qualify by completing The Artemis Transat in May this year, but have struggled to find sufficient sponsorship. We arrived in Les Sables D'Olonne in October, unsure as to whether we could even keep hold of my family's home, let alone sail alone around the world. With these new funds, we can finish the necessary preparations, and I am delighted to carry the name and colours of Toe in the Water around the world.'
The result was that Steve was forced to do preparation that would normally take weeks in merely a few days. Starting in a field of 31 participants, Steve finished in eighth position despite having to do some major maintenance whilst en route. He returned to Les Sables-d'Olonne to welcome by an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 supporters.