HMS Oardacious Official Sponsors

Gold Sponsors


Greenwich Hospital is a unique Crown Charity.

The Hospital provides charitable support including annuities, sheltered housing and education to serving and retired personnel of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and their dependants.

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For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. Babcock help customers in the UK and around the world improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.

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With long-standing links to the Royal Navy's submarine service, BAE Systems Submarines is proud to support an endeavour which will pitch men against the might of the Atlantic. Our work to design, build, test, and commission the most advanced submarines ever operated by the RN means collaboration and team work is at the heart of all we do.


For 60 years Rolls-Royce has provided the Royal Navy with the nuclear propulsion needed for their submarines and for 50 years we have powered the UK's continuous at sea deterrent. We are proud of the role we have played and will continue to play in keeping the UK safe. We look forward to many more years of partnering with the Royal Navy as we look to keep safe submarines at sea.

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DLA Piper is excited to announce its sponsorship of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. Our firm values encourage our people to be supportive, collaborative, bold and exceptional which means that we are perfectly matched to support HMS Oardacious in this exceptional endeavour. DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.Our global reach, coupled with extensive experience for our clients in the defence sector, means that we are well placed to provide legal advice to businesses operating in this dynamic and evolving area.  Click here to find out more about us and how we can support your business.

Wood has supported the Royal Navy’s nuclear submarines since the first boat was designed in 1958. For the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme, we provide specialist laboratory materials testing and design engineering, structural integrity, stress modelling, manufacturing design engineering support, site safety cases and site infrastructure design at facilities such as Faslane. We admire the courage and commitment of the HMS Oardacious team and we are proud to sponsor them. For more info please visit

The Nuffield Trust for the Forces of the Crown is a Registered Charity that finances recreational and welfare amenities and facilities that are likely to be of lasting benefit to the Armed Forces but which are not provided by public funds.

Time began for Bremont in 2002, when we embarked on a journey to make beautifully crafted pilot’s watches of exceptional quality. Inspired by a love of flying historic aircraft, of watches and all things mechanical, our timepieces had to be tested beyond the normal call of duty. The watches in our core range are all chronometer rated and we are one of the few companies offering a 3-year warranty on every product. Immensely precise, reliable and durable, Bremont watches are hand built in limited numbers.

Each is designed to appeal to those who share our passion for - and appreciation of - the innovation and mastery behind a beautiful mechanical wristwatch. We hope you enjoy the same satisfaction when you try on a Bremont watch, as we do in creating one.

Nick and Giles English, Bremont Co-Founders

Silver sponsors

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has a close partnership with the UK armed forces and has supported thousands of engineers and technicians to gain professional recognition for engineering skills gained in a military environment. 

As a leading professional engineering body, with over 120,000 members in over 140 countries, our members work at the heart of the most important and dynamic industries in the world. By equipping engineers and technicians with the right skills, knowledge and experience to help them develop, we contribute to strengthening the world’s leading organisations.

We undertake high profile education initiatives, and support thousands of our members to engage with and inspire the next generation to work in engineering. Find out more at

TP Group is a professional services technology partner with a unique end-to-end approach. Working in partnership with stakeholders, including systems integrators, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users to design, deliver and support high-integrity mission-critical systems and services.  

Based upon 75-years of engineering heritage and leveraging our unique knowledge, skills and experience, TP Group combines a range of high-end capabilities to produce high-integrity equipment.”

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Ruddy Nice Ltd has expertise in Military training and simulation as well as Defence exhibitions and events.  Ruddy Nice Ltd provide a range of services including PR and Media support, Business development as well as Event and Exhibition management. They are enthusiastic about their customers' businesses, working hard to ensure long and rewarding relationships.

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Cohort plc, together with three of its subsidiary companies MASS, MCL and SEA, is delighted to announce their support as Silver Sponsors for HMS Oardacious, the team of four Royal Navy Submariners that will take part in the world’s toughest rowing race, the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in December 2019. Andy Thomis, Chief Executive of the Cohort Group said: “The Cohort Group is immensely proud to be supporting HMS Oardacious for the Atlantic Challenge and I applaud the team’s bravery and determination to be the first boat to cross the finish line. We have all been struck by the team’s passion for the RNRMC and their aim to create a tangible legacy in mental health support.

BMT provides engineering and scientific services and solutions to industry, commerce, policy makers, regulators and public sector operators.

Their commitment to investing in people and high-quality research has enabled the modern BMT to continue from a heritage in pioneering maritime spirit: from designing the world's most advanced aircraft carrier to creating new measuring and monitoring systems for the offshore oil and gas industry.

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Kitworld are a Plymouth based sporting goods store who amongst many others support Armed Forces sports providing a range of kit design services, team kits and general sports equipment.

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NovAtel®, part of Hexagon’s Positioning Intelligence division, designs, manufactures and sells high-precision OEM positioning technology developed for efficient and rapid integration. Our technologies focus on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and Inertial Navigation Systems (INS), including global corrections services, anti-jamming and anti-spoofing, as well as advanced algorithms for specialized applications.  

We provide proven, mission-ready Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR) technology to ensure Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) to defend your people right now. Our solutions empower intelligent positioning ecosystems in vital industries such as defense, marine, survey, precision agriculture and transportation and many other industry applications. Learn more at

Tidal Exhibitions design, create and install unique and engaging custom and modular exhibition stands on a global scale We offer a complete in house project management service from concept to completion. Our innovative and fresh approach to stand design and manufacture often allows our clients to cut out the middle man “agencies” resulting in improved ROI. We wish Team HMS Oardacious all the best on their amazing

Team Ethos represents the collective appeal of sport in the armed forces. We conduct fundraising and attract sponsorship with the aim of increasing the opportunity for sport, challenge and adventure, encouraging excellence and aiding recovery. We help the best get better.

Bronze sponsors

Lockheed Martin has operated in the UK for 80 years and not only supports the Royal Navy and Royal Marines under, on and above the sea, but is incredibly proud to provide ongoing support to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC)

As a company, Lockheed Martin strives to deliver the very best equipment to the UK Armed Forces and by our contribution to the RNRMC we join with many other tremendous supporters and help play our part to help improve the lives of current or former members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and their families at the time they need it the most. Learn more at

BySea coffee is owned by international maritime charity Sailors’ Society, with profits from sales going to the charity’s work supporting seafarers and their families in 30 countries around the world. 

The coffee range includes five caffeinated blends sustainably sourced from regions where Sailors’ Society works – India, Asia-Pacific, Africa, Brazil and the Americas – a decaffeinated coffee and its special edition HMS Victory coffee, launched in partnership with The National Museum of the Royal Navy to mark Sailors’ Society’s 200th anniversary. BySea is available in individual packs or by subscription at

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Founded in 2013, SunGod are a team of adventure driven individuals obsessed with creating the best eye wear that people will not only wear but use. All SunGod products are sold directly through the SunGod website and come with a lifetime guarantee, making them the ultimate adventure companions. We are incredibly proud to know that our products will be joining the HMS Oardacious team in their 3,000 mile journey across the Atlantic.  

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Defence IQ is the world’s largest online community of defence and security experts. It organises the sector’s leading conferences and events, and hosts an open source content hub providing thought leadership to over 130,000 professionals worldwide. We recognise that the business and technology landscape of the defence industry is ever-changing. As the sector realigns itself to the future threat of peer conflict, Defence IQ will deliver the latest information on the system and platform developments, market trends and disruptive technologies shaping the capabilities of the sector’s user and solution provider communities. We do this by delivering world class conferences and webinars, taking place on every continent; and by undertaking major research and analysis projects, conducting high-level interviews with senior decision makers from militaries and government organisations. Learn more at

Defence IQ is proud to present the inaugural Anti-Submarine Warfare Forum, currently the only ASW-specific undersea warfare conference worldwide. As non-NATO submarine forces grow in scale and sophistication, its imperative that the Alliance's members and partners come together to agree on the doctrine, training and capability that will support a next-generation approach to undersea warfare. In response to this growing need, the ASW Forum will bring together operational and capability experts across air, surface and sub-surface to agree on a full-spectrum and multi-domain approach to future ASW. The conference will, in the presence of industry, provide a unique opportunity to understand what next generation platforms should look like, and to overcome limitations to systems and technology integration, force development and training.

 As part of a focused session, it will also explore the application of autonomy in the undersea domain, with a view to identifying opportunities and challenges for leveraging it as a core component of the ASW mission set. Find out more about the event here:

Dell Technologies know-how, expertise and equipment supports the Royal Navy and Royal Marines on and under the water as well as in the skies above. We are immensely proud to support the Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity through various challenges, expeditions and events.

When you need your kit to work, even in the harshest of conditions, Dell Technologies delivers. To find out more visit: 


Molecular Products is a world leader in the design and manufacture of life critical devices for the treatment of breathable gases. Where there is a finite quantity of air, Molecular Products’ leading edge technologies will sustain human life independently, or collectively, to maintain a breathable environment.

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Kaon is a Guildford based bespoke software and electronics systems designer and manufacturer.

Kaon has been providing systems, support and research activity to UK Defence for over 20 years and much of the Company’s output is used by British submariners to deliver enhanced operational capability all over the globe.

The Company has built a well-deserved reputation for delivering cutting edge sensor processing, network and data capture systems to time, budget and specification.

We are proud to be supporting the OARDACIOUS team as they tackle the epic physical and mental challenge of rowing across the Atlantic.  

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Xpedite aim to be a leading engineering consultancy service who achieve excellence for defence and commercial businesses. Xpedite employs its core service of Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) to generate viable proactive maintenance strategies. Customers are then supported through life by offering innovative and valued solutions to manage maintenance, logistical and other supportability issues.

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RB Safety Consultants Ltd is an independent engineering consultancy providing expert project and programme management, technical, logistics, risk, resilience and safety support to highly regulated industries, including the Defence sector and the civil nuclear power industry.  They have a well regarded reputation for supporting, among other projects, the UK submarine programme through the full lifecycle as a result of utilising the expert nuclear skills of their 70 staff members, generated through a combined 1700 man-years experience in the Royal Navy.  

"We recognise the courage and commitment of the HMS OARDACIOUS team in taking on the Atlantic Challenge in the 50th anniversary year of Continuous At Sea Deterrence as our staff have completed in excess of a combined 400 deterrent patrols and, as such, we wish the submariners involved all the very best for the year."  David Graham, RB Safety Consultants Ltd Managing Director  

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Micropore manufactures reactive plastics consisting of various powders molded into a matrix material. ExtendAir® brand CO2 adsorbent cubes and cartridges are used in rebreathing and life support applications. The patented technology is the first major advance in CO2 adsorbent technology in over 100 years. Integrated solutions provide superior performance advantages over existing granular adsorbents including lower average percent CO2 and up to 5x faster rate of CO2 adsorption. Applications are for powered and unpowered (passive) use in removing CO2 in submarines in addition to rebreathing applications including medical anesthesia and defense and commercial oil diving.

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Arke is an SME specialising in cost estimating, pan DLOD impact analysis, benefits realisation support and soft Operational Analysis using techniques such as Real Options Analysis and Benefits Mapping.  Arke has a background in Engineering and hence we support novel and disruptive studies as well as mature multi-billion-pound programmes. 

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Advanced Marine Innovation Technology Subsea Ltd. -- AMITS --   A company developing and building equipment for use underwater. This includes the HABETaS submarine escape equipment currently in use on the submarines of the Royal Netherlands Navy.

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The Weston Biltong Company is a fourth generation British farming family living in Cheshire but with hearts in South Africa.

Their exciting & delicious range of products & flavors is entirely sourced Red Tractor Assured British Beef.

The Weston Biltong Company are proud to be supporting the HMS Oardacious crew  with a small mountain of Biltong for both our Atlantic crossing as well as our demanding training program.

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The Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers; one of the ancient livery companies of the City of London and proudly affiliated to HMS Victorious are honoured to support the HMS Oardacious challenge. 

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The Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers, one of the medieval Trade Guilds of the City of London and proud affiliates of HMS Astute.

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Alligin Photography has wide experience of putting together bespoke teams of photographers to cover client's requirements at sporting and corporate events. We understand the power of images and words to support company aims in the rapidly changing business environment and produce images that can be used from social media right through to high end marketing. We have experience of providing images and reporting during live events as well as providing fine art images to provide a beautiful hand finished photograph to capture that special moment of achievement. At many events we utilise our expertise and passion for life and photography to help others to capture better images for themselves either through use of our professional standard equipment, their own cameras or more and more using their phone.

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Nothing impacts a great adventure quicker than falling ill or sustaining an injury. When you’re outside your comfort zone or in an unfamiliar part of the world the risks mount up. With Lifesystems at your side you can travel with confidence safe in the knowledge that we’ve been protecting explorers for 25 years against whatever the elements and fate has thrown at them.