Pip Hare on the Mini Transat: The Finish

After 19 days and the weather systems from hell, finally the finish line seemed tangibly close.

Sailors make the grade as British Keelboat Academy announce 2012 line up

Twenty two of Britain’s aspiring young keelboat sailing talents have come through a gruelling two-weekend selection process to earn their call up to the British Keelboat Academy (BKA), the

The Sailing - final comments on leg one

The Sailing Leg one of this years Charente Maritime, mini transat race was complicated to say the least.

Pip Hare's Mini Transat: First Briefing

 I think today was the start of a tense countdown to the start.

Pip Hare's mini transat: Problems, problems

Problems, problems   I’ve just picked up my last sail from One Sails; an A5 – it’s perfectly flaked and folded in it’s bag in the hold underne

Pip Hare's Mini Transat; It Works

Just back from a 24hr shake down sail; tired, sunburned and totally satisfied.

Welcome back to France

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?

Cowes Week

 It’s over, and I have the traditional sore throat to prove it has been a tough week.

Pip Hare's Mini Transat: On Sail Selection

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

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