The Sailing Leg one of this years Charente Maritime, mini transat race was complicated to say the least.
I think today was the start of a tense countdown to the start.
Just back from a 24hr shake down sail; tired, sunburned and totally satisfied.
It really is great to be back; the trip down went hitch free apart from I got stung for the overhang of my mast on Britanny Ferries! Can you believe that?
It’s over, and I have the traditional sore throat to prove it has been a tough week.
It’s time to make a few decisions on my sails for the transat and at last month my sailmaker John Parker, from Parker and Kay came to sail my mini in the solent and help me with a making my m
The provisional list of 'abstracts' for next year's High Performance Yacht Design conference has been published although final papers are still subject to review by the technical committee.
We charter large RIBS from Cowes and can pick up anywhere in the Solent. Our boats are all locally coded with highly experienced skippers used to charter work involving yacht racing.
Thursday was a big day for me; the dream became reality.
I received official confirmation that I have a place in the 2011 mini transat.