Cape Horn: 55.9833° S, 67.2667° W

Cape Horn:
                           55.9833° S
                           67.2667° W

FourthCape is an independent, sports management company specialising in sailing for commercial sponsors and private individuals, we strive to make big ideas a practical reality, delivering ambitious and commercially-successful sporting projects.

Drawing on a wealth of knowledge and over 40 years experience in the sailing sector, we have advised International Governing Bodies on the creation of bold new events, global brands on the activation strategy of sailing campaigns and private individuals around custom projects making FourthCape the perfect independent consultants for future projects.

FourthCape is an independent, sports management company specialising in sailing for commercial sponsors and private individuals, we strive to make big ideas a practical reality, delivering ambitious and commercially-successful sporting projects.

Drawing on a wealth of knowledge and over 40 years experience in the sailing sector, we have advised International Governing Bodies on the creation of bold new events, global brands on the activation strategy of sailing campaigns and private individuals around custom projects making FourthCape the perfect independent consultants for future projects.

Fourth Cape was created by founder and Managing Director Charles Darbyshire. Leaning on a wealth of experience from being part of the team that planned and built Ellen MacArthur’s round the world record-breaking trimaran,  and the Route du Rhum winning IMOCA60 to creating and directing the Artemis Offshore Academy.

His event experience extends to being part of the team that rescued The Transat, created the Barcelona World Race and the groundbreaking stadium sailing event – The Extreme Sailing Series. The same team was responsible for the creation of Oman Sail, an innovative national sports programme.

 

Charles’ circumnavigation was as part of the first big Oman Sail project  – a record attempt to sail non-stop around the world from Oman, and in doing so, enable one of the Omani team to be the first-ever Arab sailor to complete the non-stop ‘lap’  –  in doing so, creating a national hero.

During this circumnavigation, Charles passed the three great capes:

> Cape Leeuwin, (The most south-westerly mainland point of Australia)
> The infamous,  Cape Horn, (The most southerly point of South America)
> The Cape of Good Hope.

Fourth Cape is Charles’ fourth great landmark.

FourthCape was created by founder and Managing Director Charles Darbyshire. Leaning on a wealth of experience from being part of the team that planned and built Ellen MacArthur’s round the world record-breaking trimaran,  and the Route du Rhum winning IMOCA60 to creating and directing the Artemis Offshore Academy. His event experience extends to being part of the team that rescued The Transat, created the Barcelona World Race and the groundbreaking stadium sailing event – The Extreme Sailing Series. The same team was responsible for the creation of Oman Sail, an innovative national sports programme.

Charles’ circumnavigation was as part of the first big Oman Sail project  – a record attempt to sail non-stop around the world from Oman, and in doing so, enable one of the Omani team to be the first-ever Arab sailor to complete the non-stop ‘lap’  –  in doing so, creating a national hero.

During this circumnavigation, Charles passed the three great capes:

> Cape Leeuwin, (The most south-westerly mainland point of Australia)
> The infamous,  Cape Horn, (The most southerly point of South America)
> The Cape of Good Hope.

FourthCape is Charles’ fourth great landmark.

FOURTHCAPE TIMELINE

2022
2022
E-LOG Beta Testing

E-LOG Beta Testing

Our E-LOG hits the water and begins Beta Testing. A keypad and software in the background that allows the easy logging of conditions onboard e.g sail status, helmsman, ballast status etc.

More WeedWands

More WeedWands

With the continued popularity of the twin rudder Sun Fast and JPK ranges our WeedWands have been flying off the shelfs so production has been stepped up

Custom E-BAR - Carkeek 43

Custom E-BAR - Carkeek 43

Custom E-BAR created for a Carkeek 43 customer. Custom turned ends to accommodate boats existing connections

Musto Activation - Cowes Week 2022

Musto Activation - Cowes Week 2022

Supporting Musto in the activation of their Cowes Week partnership. Musto Bar takeover in Cowes Yacht Haven, large scale branding across multiple sites including the Red Jet and large public screens.

Musto - Red Jet Branding

Musto - Red Jet Branding

Branding of Red Jet Terminals in Southampton and West Cowes to coincide with Cowes Week. Management of design, supplier and partnership with Red Funnel

Jeanneau Sun Fast Cup

Jeanneau Sun Fast Cup Event
Working with UK Jeanneau distributer Sea Ventures to deliver the 2022 Sun Fast Cup in Cowes

WeedWand Stocked By Upffront.com

WeedWand Stocked By Upffront.com

Available at FourthCape.com but also now stocked by Upffront.com

Vela Roja Launched

Vela Roja Launching & Commissioning
Overseeing the final commissioning and race preparation of the JPK 10.30 ready to race just 10 days later

Musto - World Sailing Series

Musto - World Sailing Series

Supporting Musto in the planning and onsite delivery of their World Sailing Activation at the Dutch event

Custom AT+T Mast Bracket

Custom AT+T Mast Bracket

Design and fabricate custom aluminium mast bracket to suit the AT+T display.

JPK 10.30 Build Oversee

Overseeing the Build of Vela Roja the JPK 10.30

Working closely with JPK Composites and other industry partners to deliver boat to owners requirements and specification

Musto - World Sailing Series Palma

Musto - World Sailing Series Activation - Palma

Supporting Musto in the planning and onsite activation at the World Sailing Series event in Palma. Enabling a cafe takeover and additional branding around the event beach.

Redshift Departs

REDSHIFT Departs

End of an era for the Redshift program as the Fast40+ Redshift heads to her new owner in Germany

JPK 1030 Owner Representitive

JPK 1030 Owner Representitive

Working with the JPK Composites yard determining the specification of the owner's new boat. Including IRC Rating optimisation, sail wardrobe selection, electronics etc.

E-BAR Season 4

E-BAR Season 4

Continued development of the E-BAR system - New for S4 the updated Keypad which has memory to store BASE Setting featuring the FourthCape Compass emblem

IRCRecords™ Established

IRCRecords™ Established

IRCRecords™ established for the RORC Transatlantic and the RORC Caribbean 600 Courses.

Comanche setting the fully crewed time for the Transatlantic and PAC52 Warrior Won setting the C600.

Jangada establishes the Double-Handed time for both courses.

2021
2021
Weed-Wands in Production

Weed-Wands in Production

Another production batch of Weed-Wands heading out the Fourth Cape workshop

Airclad Build

Airclad Build

With just 10 days notice our Airclad temporary structure was mobilised and built inside a tight location for use in a film set

Musto Cowes Week

Musto - Cowes Week 2021

Supporting the Musto marketing team in planning and delivery of their Cowes Week Musto Bar activation 

1851 Cowes Week

1851 Trust - Cowes Week Activation

 

Supporting the 1851 Trust with their Stem Crew activation at the 2021 Cowes Week

IRCRecords™ Makes Seahorse Magazine

IRCRecords™ Makes Seahorse Magazine

The renowned professional sailors magazine 'Seahorse' featured a double page spread on the IRCRecords™ platform

First IRCRecord™ Awarded

First IRCRecord™ Awarded

After a few attempts by various teams the Greig City Academy onboard 'Riot' was the first team to complete an IRCRecord™ and get on the score board at the end of May 2021 

IRCRecords™ Launch

IRCRecords™ Launch

Fourth Cape launches IRCRecords™ the first Corrected Time record platform for IRC Rated boats

REDSHIFT Fast40+

REDSHIFT Fast40+

E-BAR Season 3

E-BAR Season 3

The production of the Season 3 E-BAR begins with units heading out to Jeanneau SubFast 3300, 3600 and JPK 10.10 & 10.30 clients

2020
2020
ABU 6Mtr

Support Sale Of ABU 6mtr 

After a short period of being stored in the water here in Cowes the 6mtr ABU was found a new owner and home

COSC Rope Work

COSC - Full Rope Kits

Following the experience and intimate knowledge of the Beneteau Figaro 2 combined with our rigging expertise, Fourth Cape was asked to spec, price and consequently produce complete rope kits for seven of the Collegiate Offshore Sailing Circuits boats.
Over 4000m of rope, 203 cover off and 77 cover on splices!

COSC

Collegiate Offshore Sailing Circuit Grows to 15 Boats

ABU43 Container

ABU & Vela Container Fit Out

Procure and fit out of a 20ft storage and workshop container 

E-BAR Season 2

E-Bar Season 2

First production run and promotion of the E-BAR

Moving ABU 6mtr to Cowes

ABU 6mtr Rehomed with FourthCape in Cowes

Talisker Bar

Talisker Wilderness Bar

Supporting Diageo UK and production company Tactical Live in the delivery of a unique guest experience on a deserted beach accessible only by boat on the Island of La Gomera in the Canaries - (The starting point for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Rowing Challenge)

2019
2019
ABU 43 Loaded

ABU 43 - Loaded & Off To COSC

Packed and loaded for shipping to the US - ABU43 leaving Cowes

Redshift Figaro 2 Loaded

Redshift Figaro 2 Loaded

Heading off to its new home with the Collegiate Offshore Sailing Circuit in the US

Musto Cowes Week 2019

Musto - Cowes Week 2019

Helping to deliver Musto's 2019 Sponsorship activities around Cowes Week, including logistics, branding and the build/install of their container store.

Red Funnel RJ7 Launch

Red Jet 7 Launch

Supporting Red Funnels Social Media team in their launch of Red Jet 7

UK SF3300

UK Jeanneau SunFast 3300 #1

Working with UK Jeanneau distributer Sea Ventures UK to optimise the first SunFast 3300 in the country. On a very tight timeframe optimise and have boat on the water to compete double-handed in 2019 Fastnet

E BAR 3600 Installed
E-BAR Prototyping

E-BAR Prototyping

Prototyping and on water testing begins for the Fourth Cape E-BAR

Redshift On The Water

Redshift Fast40+ On The Water

On the water and ready for the 2019 season

2018
2018
Redshift Fast40+ Commissioning

Redshift Fast40+ Winter Refit

Project managing full winter refit and repaint

The Offshore Academy @ Heathrow

TOA @ Heathrow

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office used The Offshore Academy image for their giant advert at Heathrow airport

The Offshore Academy

TOA Joins GREAT Britain Campaign

The Offshore Academy became recognised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for producing outstanding talent and joined their Sport is GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland campaign

Arch 2 Arctic Support

Arch 2 Arctic Support

Fourth Cape supported the Arch to Arctic challenge providing equipment and supporting remotely

The Offshore Academy

The Offshore Academy

Hugh Brayshaw & Nick Cherry compete in the La Solitaire du Figaro season

Hugh Brayshaw onboard 'The Offshore Academy' Figaro #21 and Nick Cherry onboard 'REDSHIFT' Figaro #56

Redshift Reloaded Commodores Cup

Redshift Reloaded - Commodores Cup 2018

Redshift Reloaded 2018

Redshift Reloaded - RORC NoR Cover

Henry Bomby
Henry Bomby - Volvo Ocean Race

Henry Bomby took part in the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race and became an ambassador for the National Marine Aquarium
2017
2017
Guedeloupe Boats

More Figaros....

Four more Figaro 2s sourced for the Collegiate Offshore Sailing Circuit - These boats were based in Guadeloupe

Akzonobel Ocean Racing

Akzonobel Ocean Racing - Volvo Ocean Race

Supporting logistical and Operational elements

KAMAT Joins TOA

KAMAT Joins TOA

Ultra High Pressure pump manufacturer KAMAT Gmbh teams up with Hugh Brayshaw and TOA for La Solitaire onboard Figaro #23

Mary Rook Competes on Inspire +

Mary Rook competes on Inspire+

Competing in her second La Solitaire du Figaro onboard Figaro #21

The Offshore Academy

The Offshore Academy

Hugh Brayshaw & Mary Rook compete in full La Solitaire du Figaro season

Tirion Training

Tirion Program

J70 program management for a new J70 owner, from training camps set up in UK and Mediterranean to boat preparation, crew management, logistics and organisation.

Redshift Reloaded

Redshift Reloaded Hits the Solent

Alongside the Redshift Figaro campaign a Jeanneau SunFast 3600 was purchased to compete in IRC fully crewed and double-handed races inshore and offshore

Tirion J70 Arrives

Tirion J70 Measure and Prep

Brand new J70 'Tirion' purchased for private owner - measured & prepared for racing

Redshift Reloaded Arrives

Redshift Reloaded Commissioning

Jeanneau SunFast 3600 arrived into the UK, Fourth Cape project managed the  race optimisation and commissioning

2016
2016

The beginning of Fourth Cape Ltd

October 2016

World Sailing Tokyo Test Event

World Sailing Tokyo Test Event Blueprint

Creation of the World Sailing - Olympic Offshore blueprint

Fourth Cape Office - Day 1

Fourth Cape Office 

Day 1

2022
2022
E-LOG Beta Testing

E-LOG Beta Testing

Our E-LOG hits the water and begins Beta Testing. A keypad and software in the background that allows the easy logging of conditions onboard e.g sail status, helmsman, ballast status etc.

More WeedWands

More WeedWands

With the continued popularity of the twin rudder Sun Fast and JPK ranges our WeedWands have been flying off the shelfs so production has been stepped up

Custom E-BAR - Carkeek 43

Custom E-BAR - Carkeek 43

Custom E-BAR created for a Carkeek 43 customer. Custom turned ends to accommodate boats existing connections

Musto Activation - Cowes Week 2022

Musto Activation - Cowes Week 2022

Supporting Musto in the activation of their Cowes Week partnership. Musto Bar takeover in Cowes Yacht Haven, large scale branding across multiple sites including the Red Jet and large public screens.

Musto - Red Jet Branding

Musto - Red Jet Branding

Branding of Red Jet Terminals in Southampton and West Cowes to coincide with Cowes Week. Management of design, supplier and partnership with Red Funnel

Jeanneau Sun Fast Cup

Jeanneau Sun Fast Cup Event
Working with UK Jeanneau distributer Sea Ventures to deliver the 2022 Sun Fast Cup in Cowes

WeedWand Stocked By Upffront.com

WeedWand Stocked By Upffront.com

Available at FourthCape.com but also now stocked by Upffront.com

Vela Roja Launched

Vela Roja Launching & Commissioning
Overseeing the final commissioning and race preparation of the JPK 10.30 ready to race just 10 days later

Musto - World Sailing Series

Musto - World Sailing Series

Supporting Musto in the planning and onsite delivery of their World Sailing Activation at the Dutch event

Custom AT+T Mast Bracket

Custom AT+T Mast Bracket

Design and fabricate custom aluminium mast bracket to suit the AT+T display.

JPK 10.30 Build Oversee

Overseeing the Build of Vela Roja the JPK 10.30

Working closely with JPK Composites and other industry partners to deliver boat to owners requirements and specification

Musto - World Sailing Series Palma

Musto - World Sailing Series Activation - Palma

Supporting Musto in the planning and onsite activation at the World Sailing Series event in Palma. Enabling a cafe takeover and additional branding around the event beach.

Redshift Departs

REDSHIFT Departs

End of an era for the Redshift program as the Fast40+ Redshift heads to her new owner in Germany

JPK 1030 Owner Representitive

JPK 1030 Owner Representitive

Working with the JPK Composites yard determining the specification of the owner's new boat. Including IRC Rating optimisation, sail wardrobe selection, electronics etc.

E-BAR Season 4

E-BAR Season 4

Continued development of the E-BAR system - New for S4 the updated Keypad which has memory to store BASE Setting featuring the FourthCape Compass emblem

IRCRecords™ Established

IRCRecords™ Established

IRCRecords™ established for the RORC Transatlantic and the RORC Caribbean 600 Courses.

Comanche setting the fully crewed time for the Transatlantic and PAC52 Warrior Won setting the C600.

Jangada establishes the Double-Handed time for both courses.

2021
2021
Weed-Wands in Production

Weed-Wands in Production

Another production batch of Weed-Wands heading out the Fourth Cape workshop

Airclad Build

Airclad Build

With just 10 days notice our Airclad temporary structure was mobilised and built inside a tight location for use in a film set

Musto Cowes Week

Musto - Cowes Week 2021

Supporting the Musto marketing team in planning and delivery of their Cowes Week Musto Bar activation 

1851 Cowes Week

1851 Trust - Cowes Week Activation

 

Supporting the 1851 Trust with their Stem Crew activation at the 2021 Cowes Week

IRCRecords™ Makes Seahorse Magazine

IRCRecords™ Makes Seahorse Magazine

The renowned professional sailors magazine 'Seahorse' featured a double page spread on the IRCRecords™ platform

First IRCRecord™ Awarded

First IRCRecord™ Awarded

After a few attempts by various teams the Greig City Academy onboard 'Riot' was the first team to complete an IRCRecord™ and get on the score board at the end of May 2021 

IRCRecords™ Launch

IRCRecords™ Launch

Fourth Cape launches IRCRecords™ the first Corrected Time record platform for IRC Rated boats

REDSHIFT Fast40+

REDSHIFT Fast40+

E-BAR Season 3

E-BAR Season 3

The production of the Season 3 E-BAR begins with units heading out to Jeanneau SubFast 3300, 3600 and JPK 10.10 & 10.30 clients

2020
2020
ABU 6Mtr

Support Sale Of ABU 6mtr 

After a short period of being stored in the water here in Cowes the 6mtr ABU was found a new owner and home

COSC Rope Work

COSC - Full Rope Kits

Following the experience and intimate knowledge of the Beneteau Figaro 2 combined with our rigging expertise, Fourth Cape was asked to spec, price and consequently produce complete rope kits for seven of the Collegiate Offshore Sailing Circuits boats.
Over 4000m of rope, 203 cover off and 77 cover on splices!

COSC

Collegiate Offshore Sailing Circuit Grows to 15 Boats

ABU43 Container

ABU & Vela Container Fit Out

Procure and fit out of a 20ft storage and workshop container 

E-BAR Season 2

E-Bar Season 2

First production run and promotion of the E-BAR

Moving ABU 6mtr to Cowes

ABU 6mtr Rehomed with FourthCape in Cowes

Talisker Bar

Talisker Wilderness Bar

Supporting Diageo UK and production company Tactical Live in the delivery of a unique guest experience on a deserted beach accessible only by boat on the Island of La Gomera in the Canaries - (The starting point for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Rowing Challenge)

2019
2019
ABU 43 Loaded

ABU 43 - Loaded & Off To COSC

Packed and loaded for shipping to the US - ABU43 leaving Cowes

Redshift Figaro 2 Loaded

Redshift Figaro 2 Loaded

Heading off to its new home with the Collegiate Offshore Sailing Circuit in the US

Musto Cowes Week 2019

Musto - Cowes Week 2019

Helping to deliver Musto's 2019 Sponsorship activities around Cowes Week, including logistics, branding and the build/install of their container store.

Red Funnel RJ7 Launch

Red Jet 7 Launch

Supporting Red Funnels Social Media team in their launch of Red Jet 7

UK SF3300

UK Jeanneau SunFast 3300 #1

Working with UK Jeanneau distributer Sea Ventures UK to optimise the first SunFast 3300 in the country. On a very tight timeframe optimise and have boat on the water to compete double-handed in 2019 Fastnet

E BAR 3600 Installed
E-BAR Prototyping

E-BAR Prototyping

Prototyping and on water testing begins for the Fourth Cape E-BAR

Redshift On The Water

Redshift Fast40+ On The Water

On the water and ready for the 2019 season

2018
2018
Redshift Fast40+ Commissioning

Redshift Fast40+ Winter Refit

Project managing full winter refit and repaint

The Offshore Academy @ Heathrow

TOA @ Heathrow

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office used The Offshore Academy image for their giant advert at Heathrow airport

The Offshore Academy

TOA Joins GREAT Britain Campaign

The Offshore Academy became recognised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for producing outstanding talent and joined their Sport is GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland campaign

Arch 2 Arctic Support

Arch 2 Arctic Support

Fourth Cape supported the Arch to Arctic challenge providing equipment and supporting remotely

The Offshore Academy

The Offshore Academy

Hugh Brayshaw & Nick Cherry compete in the La Solitaire du Figaro season

Hugh Brayshaw onboard 'The Offshore Academy' Figaro #21 and Nick Cherry onboard 'REDSHIFT' Figaro #56

Redshift Reloaded Commodores Cup

Redshift Reloaded - Commodores Cup 2018

Redshift Reloaded 2018

Redshift Reloaded - RORC NoR Cover

Henry Bomby
Henry Bomby - Volvo Ocean Race

Henry Bomby took part in the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race and became an ambassador for the National Marine Aquarium
2017
2017
Guedeloupe Boats

More Figaros....

Four more Figaro 2s sourced for the Collegiate Offshore Sailing Circuit - These boats were based in Guadeloupe

Akzonobel Ocean Racing

Akzonobel Ocean Racing - Volvo Ocean Race

Supporting logistical and Operational elements

KAMAT Joins TOA

KAMAT Joins TOA

Ultra High Pressure pump manufacturer KAMAT Gmbh teams up with Hugh Brayshaw and TOA for La Solitaire onboard Figaro #23

Mary Rook Competes on Inspire +

Mary Rook competes on Inspire+

Competing in her second La Solitaire du Figaro onboard Figaro #21

The Offshore Academy

The Offshore Academy

Hugh Brayshaw & Mary Rook compete in full La Solitaire du Figaro season

Tirion Training

Tirion Program

J70 program management for a new J70 owner, from training camps set up in UK and Mediterranean to boat preparation, crew management, logistics and organisation.

Redshift Reloaded

Redshift Reloaded Hits the Solent

Alongside the Redshift Figaro campaign a Jeanneau SunFast 3600 was purchased to compete in IRC fully crewed and double-handed races inshore and offshore

Tirion J70 Arrives

Tirion J70 Measure and Prep

Brand new J70 'Tirion' purchased for private owner - measured & prepared for racing

Redshift Reloaded Arrives

Redshift Reloaded Commissioning

Jeanneau SunFast 3600 arrived into the UK, Fourth Cape project managed the  race optimisation and commissioning

2016
2016

The beginning of Fourth Cape Ltd

October 2016

World Sailing Tokyo Test Event

World Sailing Tokyo Test Event Blueprint

Creation of the World Sailing - Olympic Offshore blueprint

Fourth Cape Office - Day 1

Fourth Cape Office 

Day 1

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