Sailing Experience

Round the World Race

Name of race: Global Ocean Race 2011/2012

Course: Palma, Cape Town, Wellington, Punta del Este, Charleston, Les Sables

Year: 2011 / 2012

Size of the boat: 40ft, Class 40

Name of skippers: Nick Leggatt and Phillippa Hutton-Squire


Transat Jacque Vabre 2015

Class 40 double handed race from Northern France, Le Harve to Southern Brazil, Itajai with Pip Hare

Route du Rhum 2014 – Solo Race

Started but unfortunately retired due to a collision with a fellow competitor.

1 Passage from Cape Verde to St. Lucia 2010

Sky Hunter 2,  J122,  double handed from the Cape Verde Islands to St. Lucia in the Caribbean.

Offshore races in Europe

Shetland Round Britain and Ireland Race  (double handed) with 4 stops – leg one – first place, finished fourth in Class 40

Seven Star nonstop Round Britain and Ireland Race, finished second.

5 Normandy Channel Races (1000 miles, double handed) 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015

2 RORC Fastnet Races

Mini 6.50 Fastnet Race – One from France back to France in a Proto 6.50


Only in the Global Ocean Race from Wellington to Punta del Este

Southern Ocean

2 passages from Brazil to Cape Town, RSA:

Xtra-Link, Leisure 42, Nick Leggatt and I sailed her from Rio de Janeiro to   Cape Town.

Pangaea (105’ Ketch), Mike Horn Expedition Team, sail her from Itaji to Cape Town.

1 Passage from Cape Town, RSA to Dunedin, New Zealand;

Pangaea (105’ Ketch), Mike Horn Expedition Team, Cape Town to Dunedin stopping in Crozet and Kerguelen on the way and then to Auckland via the Fjord lands.

Phillippa Hutton-Squire started competitive dinghy sailing in Cape Town and later moved onto keel boats. Once she left school she trained to be a Chef and went on to work in Michelin Stared restaurants in England. She spent time working on private and charter yachts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean and has crewed and raced on the South Coast of England. In 2009 she teamed up with Nick Leggatt to sail from Brazil to New Zealand via South Africa, a passage which gave her a considerable amount of high latitude experience.

Phillippa and Nick completed the 4×4 crossing of the Australian Outback together and then returned to South Africa and have since been competing as a team in various yacht races and regattas on modern and classic yachts.

Phillippa has always had an interest in the environment. While she is sailing and exploring the world she always takes an interest in the wildlife, natural vegetation and debris around her.   She tries to report her sightings back to a university or interested parties were possible.