Grab yourself a unique piece of iconic sailing history
British sailor Alex Thomson is one of the world’s most accomplished solo offshore sailors. Whilst competing in the high speed, extreme IMOCA 60 class, Thomson has broken multiple records and achieved countless accolades.
Thomson’s team Alex Thomson Racing (ATR) has kindly donated sails from his previous campaigns to Canvas Works – sails that have completed in iconic IMOCA 60 class races including the Vendée Globe, Barcelona World Race, Transat Jacques Vabre, Route du Rhum and the Fastnet.
These donated materials, including sails and rope, are now at the end of their useful racing life, but in the hands of Canvas Works will be upcycled into unique, handmade products.
Every Alex Thomson Racing Limited Edition handcrafted bag and bracelet has its own story to tell and due to the limited source materials available, there are only so many of these unique products that can be made.
Each and every product is one of a kind – the sail materials feature the distinctive Alex Thomson Racing silver and black livery. And with every product cut from a different section of the sail, each is an authentic one-off, unique even to other products in the Canvas Works range.
Changing lives - every purchase from Canvas Works helps Oarsome Chance to change the lives of young people who have had a tough start in life. This valuable social impact is why Alex chose to become a patron for Oarsome Chance and it’s at the heart of the partnership between Alex Thomson Racing and Canvas Works:
“It’s clear to see the positive impact that Oarsome Chance has already had on the lives of so many young people. Our partnership with Oarsome Chance is not only about improving the lives and prospects of young people; it’s also about contributing to the growth of the marine sector in the UK. If - by introducing these young people to the many different opportunities that exist in the marine industry - we can spark interest in just a handful of them, then that is a hugely positive step forward.” Alex Thomson