From Dragon's Den to the Vendee Globe

From Dragon's Den to the Vendee Globe

Tuesday October 5 2010 Author: James Boyd Location: none selected

During September, the 32 applicants vying for the eight places in the Artemis Offshore Academy development squad, took part in a unique assessment down in Weymouth that included sleep deprivation, building Meccano sets and participating in a ‘fantasy Figaro campaign’. Mastermind of this, John Thorn, and one of the 32, Olympic silver medallist Simon Hiscocks, gave their sides of these strange two and a half days. Some new faces including Dean Barker are to compete in the final event of the Extreme Sailing Series in Almeria. Grant Rollerson is attempting to reignite 18ft skiff sailing in Western Australia, while the Mini Maxis, including Alfa under new ownership, are heading for Key West.

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