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Fourth Cape is an independent sports management company that strives to make big ideas a practical reality for brands and private individuals. From managing competitors and advising brands in trans-ocean and round-the-world sailing races, to advising International Sports Federations on the creation of bold new events, Fourth Cape delivers ambitious and commercially-successful sporting projects drawing upon extensive experience and knowledge.

Our Expertise

Strategic Consultancy

Campaign Management

Rights Management

Sponsorship Activation

Sailing Specialists

Athlete Management

Event Creation & Delivery

Brand Experience

Our Projects

Our Team

For the last thirty years the team that makes up Fourth Cape have worked across multiple pan European and global projects from; technical consultations, brand activations, managing sponsorship portfolios to campaign management and are all bound by a spirit of adventure and thirst for taking on a challenge.

Together we have unrivalled experience in the sport of sailing, having managed projects including Dame Ellen MacArthur’s world record circumnavigation of the globe and the creation of Britain’s first ever offshore sailing academy tasked with developing the next generation of top-level international sailors.

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Charles Darbyshire

Managing Director

Founder of Fourth Cape, a specialist in project creativity, management and communication with extensive experience in all aspects of teams and events.


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Nick Mason

Commercial Director

A strategic marketeer with a track record of delivering effective strategies and commercial plans for teams, rights holders and brands within sailing.

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Mark Angell

Marketing Lead

A sponsorship and marketing specialist with considerable experience delivering programs and activations for brands

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Becci Barrie

Operations Manager

Managing operations and logistics with first hand experience working on America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and the Extreme Sailing Series.

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Nick Cherry

Sailor & Project Manager

Manager of 'Redshift' a two-boat sailing campaign, Nick is a four-time national match racing champion and short-handed expert.

We would love to hear from you.

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