Gentoo Sailing Team

Ashurst is proud to be the Official Legal Services Provider to the Gentoo Sailing Team.

We have worked with the Gentoo Sailing Team since 2023 and look forward to working with British yachtsman James Harayda and the Gentoo Sailing team in connection with James' 2024 Vendée Globe campaign.

James has competed in many of the world's largest offshore races, in the process becoming a two-time British Double Handed National Champion with renowned teammate Dee Caffari. James is the youngest skipper currently competing in the IMOCA Globe Series and in November 2024 will be the youngest competitor to embark from Les Sables d'Olonne in France on this 25,000 nautical mile solo, non-stop, and unassisted round the world yacht race.

Ashurst and Gentoo share similar values across sustainability and innovation which will help James and Gentoo compete at the highest standard across these top class races.

“As a firm we are committed to becoming a top global law firm, known for outpacing change, with an innovative vision and approach. James and the Gentoo Sailing Team share many of our same values and have a clear vision of how to achieve their goals. We are delighted to partner with Gentoo Sailing Team and to support James achieve future successes.”
Cameron Smith, Ashurst Partner

We caught up with James and Ashurst partner, Cameron Smith, to find out more about the partnership and 2024 Vendée Globe campaign.

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