Solo Across the Atlantic

The Transat Race is the classic singlehanded offshore event that started it all  (published June/July 2016) It began as a bet and over the course of almost five decades has grown to become the granddaddy of all offshore ocean races. I am talking about the OSTAR, or as it is

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Mini Transat

The Mini-Transat is one of the toughest sailing events ever conceived yet despite its brutality it continues to attract record breaking fleets and some of the world's best sailors  (published February 2016) Picture this; you are in a tiny boat, as in just over 21 feet tiny, it’s light, fast,

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The Great Race

The Transatlantic Race pits magnificent crews and their sailing machines against the mighty Atlantic  (published September 2015) The Transatlantic Race is one of the most storied ocean races of all time and this latest event that recently finished off England’s southwest coast was no different. From the mighty Comanche, Jim

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The Inevitability of Problems

It's a virtual certainty that problems will arise at sea. Solutions are not always as inevitable. The goal is to minimize the number and severity of the problems and handle them with grace and composure.  (published September 2015) Spain or bust: as always, it could have gone either way. Prior

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