Today we became the 4th entry in the Normandy Channel Race. This is a new 1000 mile double-handed race for Class 40 only. The race starts on the 16th of May from Caen following a few days of preparations and public events in the marina at Caen. Following the coast of Normandy for a while […]
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A short video of our passage to and from Poole.
Yesterday we completed our longest sail to date. We took Phesheya-Racing on a 60 mile circuit around the Isle of Wight. This is part of our sea trials of the boat before we set off on our 300 mile qualifying passage for the Shetland Round Britain and Ireland Race. The race is one of the […]
Here’s a short video clip of the Class 40 mainsail.
Yesterday we took our life raft in for its annual service. As we are racing it it is one of the requirements that we have our life raft serviced annually. They called us up yesterday afternoon to say that we could watch them inflate our raft and check what is inside. This morning we walked […]
Today we took the boat out for a brief seatrial in very light winds but at least we were able to hoist the mainsail and solent jib. Today’s blog even includes a short video for a change so check out the My Videos tab to see what we are up to!
Phillippa Hutton-Squire and Nick Leggatt have entered the 2010 Shetland Round Britain and Ireland Race. After months of planning we have managed to obtain a Lombard designed Akilaria Class 40 to campaign in Europe over the summer. One of the highlights of the season will be the Double-handed Shetland Round Britain and Ireland Race which […]