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HedKandi Girls

With a vibrant hull and shocking pink spinnaker, Tony Lawson’s Class40, Concise 2 will be one of the most visible yachts amongst the 387 taking part in the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race but there is more to Concise 2 than meets the eye. Phillippa Hutton-Squire leads an all-girl crew in partnership with The Ministry of […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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Team Concise joins Swish for the Route du Rhum

It is no secret that despite several redesigns we have been continually plagued with steering system trouble over the last 15 months. Meanwhile Concise 8 remains out of action. Given the unresolved problems the team is sorry to announce that we will not be competing in this years Route du Rhum. We will instead, be […]

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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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Daily Sail: Class40 training in the UK

Wednesday September 18th 2013, Author: James Boyd, Location: United Kingdom With a fleet of ten Class40s assembled in the Solent, five of which have entered the upcoming Transat Jacques Vabre doublehanded race to Brazil, it was no surprise when an informal race was organised to provide some competitive training run in parallel with the SORC […]