Our first day of competition! Today started with a skipper’s briefing at the marina and then a long delay as we waite for the rain to clear and the wind to increase. While we waited we showed off the boat to a group of school children who were learning to sail. Eventually the wind filled […]
Phesheya-Racing and other Class 40s moored in Douarnenez Phesheya-Racing has arrived in Douarnenez. The Douarnenez Grand Prix regatta starts on 29 April with speed trials across the bay. There are 10 Class 40s entered in the event. Our delivery from Hamble went smoothly, though once again we experienced a good amount of upwind sailing! Phillippa […]
This video was made as we trained with Mowgli (SunGard Front Arena) on the Solent. Marco and Paul where sailing double-handed while Phesheya-Racing was fully crewed so the tacking duel was not really fair but both boats were able to benefit from the discussions about trim, etc , that followed in the pub afterwards!
This weekend provided a perfect opportunity for some training aboard Phesheya-Racing. With our first regatta being a fully crewed event we took the time to practice with Mark Featherstone, Steve Botes and John Stevens joining us aboard the Class 40. The weather was light on both days but ideal for checking out our spinnakers. On Saturday […]
Today Phesheya-Racing became the tenth Class 40 to enter the Grand Prix Douarnenez. The Class 40s will be racing in Douarnenez from 29 April to 2 May as part of a greater festival of the sea that will involve all sorts of water craft running for more than two weeks in this beautiful Breton town. […]
Phesheya-Racing qualifies for the Shetland Round Britain and Ireland Race.
Day 4 of our qualification passage for the Shetland Round Britain and Ireland Race began with a series of tacks to clear the islands of Guernsey and Sark in a moderate easterly wind. As the sun rose we considered passing to the east of Alderney, through the famed Alderney Race. The Race is one of […]
By 01H00 we were approaching Bishop Rock, to the south of the Isles of Scilly. Its flashing light has been a famous landmark for generations of Transatlantic sailors as they make their departure from the English Channel or their landfall marker when arriving from America. As we approached the lighthouse in the darkness we furled […]
Sailing with full main and solent the wind remained 10-15 knots out of the northwest for the whole of our first night at sea and our track was as straight as an arrow down the Channel. The night was cold, but clear and starlit, and just before dawn a thin sliver of moon appeared over […]
Wednesday 07 April dawned with a moderate northerly wind and a rapidly rising barometer, perfect weather for setting sail on our qualifying passage for the Shetland Round Britain and Ireland Race. In order to qualify as competitors in the race we were required to complete a 300 mile passage aboard Phesheya-Racing before the end of April. […]