9 Jul 2023
New Focus This Summer For Round Britain eRIB Challenge
The Round Britain eRIB Challenge team has today announced a revised focus for this year, as they dedicate their efforts to supporting their partner boat builder through sea trials for the Challenge vessel. While the full event is now postponed until 2024, due to delays in the production schedule, this shift allows the team to gather comprehensive performance data during extensive sea trials. This valuable information will then be integrated into the planning for next year’s Challenge, enabling the Locations and Meet and Greet teams to publicise a more informed schedule to support this exciting event.
11 Jun 2023
Round Britain eRIB Announces Educational Outreach
Harry Besley, the 17-year-old skipper for the Round Britain eRIB Challenge, is delighted to announce that FREE STEM resources to accompany his epic journey will be available to download from the website. These will broaden engagement and support within schools, colleges, youth groups and home school educators, enabling a greater understanding of some of the more technical elements of the Challenge.
18 Apr 2023
Round Britain eRIB Announces Headline Premium Sponsorship with Gill
Harry Besley, the 17-year-old Round Britain eRIB Challenge skipper, is delighted to announce that renowned marine clothing brand GILL have signed up to pledge support as a Premium Sponsor. Aligned with their intent to ‘inspire the next generation of adventurers, to push boundaries and challenge the norm’, they were captivated by his sheer determination and forward-thinking plans.
28 Mar 2023
RYA Members Magazine
The first attempt to circumnavigate Britain in an electric RIB will take place this summer. We speak to the teenage skipper with RYA qualifications about his hopes for a brighter, cleaner boating future
Words: James Stewart
20 Mar 2023
Round Britain eRIB Newsletter 2
Harry and the Round Britain eRIB team will be at The MDL Marina South Coast and Green Tech Boat Show on 21-23 April at Ocean Village, Southampton and you're invited!
19 Mar 2023
Harry Besley, skipper for the Round Britain eRIB Challenge, has today actively launched his fundraising campaign.
Harry Besley, skipper for the Round Britain eRIB Challenge, has today actively launched his fundraising campaign. With determination that belies his young age, 17-year-old Harry is looking to secure financial support from sponsors over the coming weeks. This backing will help cover the long list of upfront costs involved in his circumnavigation of Britain in an electric power boat (eRIB) during the summer.
22 Feb 2023
JOTRON offer their support to the Round Britain eRIB Challenge
We are delighted to announce that Jotron will be a Silver sponsor for our Round Britain eRIB Challenge project this Summer. Jotron supply an extensive range of Maritime safety communication & search and rescue services products and will be supplying our EPIRB, AIS-SART and Emergency VHF.
9 Jan 2023
Round Britain eRIB Challenge 2023 plans for a 17 year old to circumnavigate Britain in an electric RIB.
The Round Britain eRIB challenge is a not-for-profit event which aims to support the marine industry’s transition to electric propulsion for leisure and small commercial craft. To do this a 17 year old skipper from Taunton, Somerset will attempt to drive an electric boat around Britain in Summer 2023. Setting off from Lyme Regis in Dorset, the team will be using a unique combination of shoreside infrastructure and on-water charging.
17 Dec 2022
MDL Marinas sponsors the Round Britain eRIB Challenge, supporting the mission to circumnavigate Britain in an electric RIB
Round Britain eRIB has today announced that MDL Marinas will be a Gold sponsor for the challenge. MDL’s support will help 17-year-old skipper, Harry Besley, showcase the challenge RIB during the build up to the event next summer.
29 Nov 2022
Round Britain eRIB announces Lyme Regis as the official start location for their circumnavigation of Britain this summer
Round Britain eRIB can today announce that Lyme Regis will be the host for the Start of the Round Britain eRIB Challenge in Summer 2023.
17 Nov 2022
Lyme Regis Town Council sponsor Round Britain eRIB Challenge.
Round Britain eRIB today announced that Lyme Regis Town Council will be their first official Gold level sponsor. This sponsorship provides vital funds enabling the team to progress preparations for the Challenge event next Summer.
8 Sept 2022
Welcome to the first Round Britain eRIB Newsletter
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7 Sept 2022
Round Britain eRIB Challenge 2023 plans for a 17 year old to circumnavigate Britain in an electric RIB, supported by ROLEC Services Ltd.
The Round Britain eRIB challenge aims to support the marine industry’s transition to electric propulsion. To do this a 17 year old skipper will attempt to drive an electric boat around Britain. In support of the Challenge, ROLEC Services Ltd. are pleased to offer a Direct Sales service to the Round Britain eRIB ‘STOP Locations’, thereby supporting the development of necessary shoreside infrastructure.
The Round Britain eRIB challenge is an environmental project aiming to support leisure and small commercial operators in the marine industry in their transition to a more sustainable future. The Challenge involves a 17 year old RIB skipper attempting to drive an electric boat around the coast of Britain in Summer 2023. This will demonstrate the capabilities of electric propulsion systems for use in UK Coastal waters.