Team Philips

Nine years ago we ‘dared to dream’. From a blank sheet of paper, we set out to create the world’s most advanced ocean-going yacht and win ‘The RACE’, a no-rules global drag race starting from Barcelona in December 2000.
Pete Goss commissioned Adrian Thompson to design the yacht and Adrian asked me to design and build the rig. The result, the Team Philips rig, was the largest pair of un-stayed yacht masts ever constructed.