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The Protest

The final conclusion to my 2014 Route du Rhum race was played out over the weekend when the international jury heard my protest against the boat that was involved in the collision with me during the first night of the race, 142 La Conservateur. In the collision spreaders were pulled sideways through the mast creating […]

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Die Burger Newspaper

Media_24_Sentraal-BB-Wes_Buite-BBNews004-4 It is not very often that an article get written in a newspaper and I get a full column next to the Volvo Ocean Race and Loick Peyron. Then in the article on page 4 with your column you get a mention with the VOR and other big Solo sailors. The article is about […]

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Taken at the start of the Route du Rhum by Paul Peggs

Route du Rhum came to an end quickly!

The Route du Rhum is France’s premier solo transatlantic race. Every four years the race starts in St. Malo and heads west across the Atlantic to Guadeloupe in the Caribbean. There are five Classes – Ultimate Multis, IMOCA 60’s, Multi 50’s, Class 40 and the Rhum class. 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the race […]

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Managing Expectations.

From Team Concise…. The chance to race in the renowned Route Du Rhum came late to Philippa Hutton Squire. Bearing in mind some of the professional French teams had boats designed and built specifically for this event and up to two years to “work them up”, then the few months Pippa had to prepare always […]

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Interview – Phillipa Hutton-Squire prior to the Route du Rhum singlehanded race

by Richard Crockett http://sailing.co.za/gybeset/interview-phillipa-hutton-squire-prior-to-the-route-du-rhum/ Phillippa is well known in Cape sailing circles as a no-nonsense committed sailor with tons of ability and enough drive to make most of us feel tired! She has, at her tender age, already circumnavigated the globe with Nick Leggatt in a two-handed race, so her sojourn into singlehanded sailing is […]

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It has been a sad time saying good bye to my lovely boat, Phesheya-Racing. Phesheya has entertained me on and off the water for last 4 years. I started sailing her in 2010 and now I have done so many miles in her I can’t begin to count (maybe 70 000 nm)! Every single mile has […]

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Cape to Rio Wrap up

18 days at sea 6 crew 34foot of boat 4000 miles The Cape to Rio Race started in Table bay on the 4th January with 36 entries. It was a sunny day with the table cloth rolling over the mountain from the west. We all new that we were in for a tough few days. […]

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Cape to Rio Race: The Finish!

Dear All The last 500nm to the finish flew by! Our last night at sea was very interesting approach the oil fields off Cabo Frio and dodging the support vessels. We were on food, water and cigarette rations by this stage and we where all looking forward to the finish. The last night was very […]

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