In Brittany, on Saturday the crowds will descended on Concarneau for the start of the next big transatlantic race, the AG2R.
The Atlantic mini season has kicked off with all the promise of a wild year ahead; a closely competitive fleet, a demanding course with tide, rocks and some interesting navigation, all topped
It has been a strange old week; things have not been following the grand plan and I have found myself in different places doing different things with different people, going with the flow has been
A recurring question left on the comment page of my website over the last year or so has been the question as to how I am funding this sailing campaign.
The Calendar 2012 from whatever angle you look at it is going to be a massive year for sailing.
The last five days have gone past in a blur.
It has been a long day of fiddling, getting my boat back up to racing spec and noting all the wear and tear that our head long charge across the Atlantic has caused.
I am sitting on the TGV on my way back to Lorient after quite a tour of Europe in the last couple of days and looking forward to home; in the back of my van parked next to the mini.
When my mini arrived back in Lorient after the mini transat last year I was not there to collect it.
After 19 days and the weather systems from hell, finally the finish line seemed tangibly close.