Ugland Offshore Racing is one of the sport’s long established teams. Competing in Class 3,4litre and Class 2, winning the European Championship, Andreas Ove Ugland made his Class 1 debut in St Tropez in 1991, taking his first podium in Guernsey a year later and the Class 1 European tile in 1993. After a break from racing he returned in 1999 and more podium and Pole Position successes followed. Recent years have seen the team use a variety of different driver combinations, achieving further podium finishes. In 2005 the team restructured bringing in Norwegian ProVee Offshore Champions and Class 1 debutants, Jorn Tandberg and Christian Zaborowski with the team opting to run the Mercury Class 1 engine package in their MTI catamaran. An impressive first season resulted in two podiums, two top six finishes and a first Pole Position win to finish fifth in the World Championship. In 2006 the team grabbed their first win and three podiums to take fourth overall in the title race.