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    • I’ve been through every emotion under the sun in the last day; nervousness, stress, frustration, hope, blind optimism, the depths of

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      10/10/2013 - 08:28
    • Yesterday I was a hero.

      I’m trying to appear cool. Sometimes I feel ready sometimes I don’t.

      The only thing which is stopping

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      09/10/2013 - 08:10
    • It’s gone 9pm and I am just back from an evening working on the boat changing my running rigging.

      English Braids have

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      05/09/2013 - 22:35
    • There are a huge number of hoops to jump through to take part in the Mini Transat; it is not just

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      24/08/2013 - 11:07
    • The lists are becoming endless; every time you close a door in my house you will find another list on the

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      22/08/2013 - 07:49
    • Spring has sprung (sort of) and despite the ongoing snow it is time to talk minis again.

      I have been quiet for

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      16/03/2013 - 10:27
    • La Grande Huit means literally the Big Eight.

      It is a figure of eight course, starting from La Grande Motte inFrance, going

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      27/08/2012 - 13:38
    • I am excited to announce my entry into the next mini race later in August.

      The 500 mile Grand Huit; a single

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      02/08/2012 - 12:01
    • I spent my May bank holiday of course racing in my mini; competing in the first edition of the Solent 650

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      15/05/2012 - 12:54
    • The boat is prepped. Lunch is on the table and I am sitting next to my co-skipper Christa ten Brinke waiting

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      06/05/2012 - 12:32
    • In Brittany, on Saturday  the crowds will descended on Concarneau for the start of the next big transatlantic race, the AG2R.


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      24/04/2012 - 08:23
    •  The Atlantic mini season has kicked off with all the promise of a wild year ahead; a closely competitive fleet, a

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      16/04/2012 - 16:45
    • It has been a strange old week; things have not been following the grand plan and I have found myself in

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      12/04/2012 - 20:50
    •  A recurring question left on the comment page of my website over the last year or so has been the question

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      29/03/2012 - 10:55
    • The Calendar 2012 from whatever angle you look at it is going to be a massive year for sailing. The

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      24/03/2012 - 17:27
    • The last five days have gone past in a blur.

      I know they have gone past; there are tell tale signs. Like

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      17/03/2012 - 18:14
    • It has been a long day of fiddling, getting my boat back up to racing spec and noting all the wear

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      05/03/2012 - 16:54
    • I am sitting on the TGV on my way back to Lorient after quite a tour of Europe in the last

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      01/03/2012 - 10:11
    • When my mini arrived back in Lorient after the mini transat last year I was not there to collect it.

      So it

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      21/02/2012 - 19:51
    • After 19 days and the weather systems from hell, finally the finish line seemed tangibly close.

      174 miles to

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      05/11/2011 - 15:14

      Recent comments

      • 01/09/2011 - 08:05
        Nice, Pip. "I know it's only light..." I have been enjoying your writing. good combo of specific and poetic.