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The Festival has moved to a bigger venue in Southampton to accommodate the growing numbers of international solo racing enthusiasts attending this unique event.
Racing skippers of all levels, race organisers, yacht designers and builders are all welcome to the comfortable social setting at the Conference Centre.
The large auditorium and big screen will enhance the exciting presentations and delegates will be able relax between seminars in the adjoining suite and enjoy the hospitality provided at the venue.
The established format of race reports by skippers in all the major solo races such as Ostar2009, Mini Transat and Figaro Le Solitaire events will be expanded to include a Master Class on single-handed boat handling and a Forum discussion with the panel of experts.
The presentations will commence at 11am with Advanced Weather Routing by Mike Broughton of WinningWind.com. Mike is very well known as a race navigator and for his meteorology work with solo sailors. Mike helped both Dee Caffari and Mike Perham in their record circumnavigations.
Class 40 continues its rapid growth and we will hear about the latest design developments in the class along with Solo race experiences. The recent 2008/09 Portimao Global Ocean Race was a great success and race director Josh Hall will be describing the exciting opportunities for the next edition, the Global Ocean Race 2011/12.
Tickets go on sale in November and reservations can be made by email to