Big grins, Med summer and a 60 Ocean racer – Neutrogena Delivery

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A lovely sunset barely captured by the camera on the first night on Neutrogena

After being fortunate enough to work on the old Hugo Boss boat (now Neutrogena) for a couple of days in the beginning of September, I was offered to join the boat out in Spain to deliver her to St Feliu where she will be till the Barcelona World Race. I have to say, other than being attacked by retched biting insects probably mosquitos, a smile never left my face. (more…)

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Summary…

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Finish of the RBI, dont think it has settled in just yet, we were just glad the short tacking up the Solent was over… Credit: Patrick Eden/RORC


  • IRC Overall: 9th
  • IRC 2: 3rd
  • IRC 2handed: 2nd!

I’m going to be honest… I was thinking of writing a whole load for the summary of what turned out to be one of the most amazing, difficult, and incredible race I have ever done, but I think the pictures and video (to come) will do more justice than my words. Besides apparently a photo is worth a 1000 words! Still, here is our take of the 1803nm race around the whole of the UK battling gales and complete calm. (more…)

RARE – Day 12-am Update for RBI (Courtesy of RORC Media)

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One of our main competitors Lula Belle Credit: RORC/Rick Tomlinson


Rare Leads the Two-Handers

Just after midnight last night, Ian Hoddle’s Figaro II, Rare, passed Liam Coyne’s First 36.7, Lula Belle, as the Two-Handed teams approached the Scilly Isles. At 0900 BST Rare had extended their lead by 11 miles to lead on the water as the two yachts passed The Lizard. However, after time correction, Lula Belle is still the leading the Two-Handed Class by a considerable margin. Werner Landwehr’s Figaro II, Dessert D’Alcyone, was 70 miles from the Scilly Isles, 300 miles from the finish.