The Offshore Academy Renews Long Standing Partnership

The Offshore Academy, Britain’s only centre of excellence for solo and short handed yacht racing today announced the continuation of their long term partnership with the world’s leading, sailing clothing brand – Musto and new partner Red Funnel Ferries. Fielding two of the three British competitors in the 2017 Solitaire URGO le Figaro race The…

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KAMAT Joins Hugh Brayshaw for La Solitaire URGO le Figaro

The Offshore Academy’s, Hugh Brayshaw is proud to welcome on-board high pressure pump specialists KAMAT as an official partner to his 2017 La Solitaire URGO le Figaro campaign starting from Bordeaux, France on the 4th of June. As specialists in high pressure applications KAMAT develop and produce complex high pressure pump systems for multiple industrial…

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Stage Two Commences at Solo Maitre Coq

With two intense days of coastal racing completed off the coast of Les Sables-d’Olonne the 40 boat Figaro fleet will this afternoon commence the challenging offshore stage of the 2017 Solo Maitre Coq.   Leading the British contingent Academy alumni Alan Roberts on-board Seacat Services has had a good run of results so far in…

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The Rookie Champion Returns for Solo Maitre Coq

Returning to the Figaro class for the first time in 2017 following his impressive debut season in 2016, Will Harris will take over the reins of The Offshore Academy for the Solo Maitre Coq, from Hugh Brayshaw who sits this one out to finalise his funding for June’s Solitaire URGO Le Figaro.  Posting some impressive…

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Solo Concarneau – Fantastic and Difficult

by Hugh Brayshaw| Solo Concarneau – Fantastic and Difficult I’m back to writing things down again after a whirlwind of various other social mediaing. Now there has been some racing it is about time I explain what happened in them. The 2nd race of the season, and my 2nd Solo Concarneau, on reflection was a…

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Solo Sunny Concarneau

by Mary Rook | Dear fantastic followers, I am writing to you from the beautiful spring sunshine, that seems to be raining down upon us and making me feel very happy and probably prematurely believing that summer is here. I have just successfully completed the full course of the 270 mile, Solo Concarneau race without…

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Kinder Conditions for Solo Concarneau Start

Today will see The Offshore Academy begin race two of the 2017 Classe Figaro Bénéteau season, the next step in preparation for the Solitaire Urgo le Figaro in June. British skippers Mary Rook and Hugh Brayshaw will take on very different conditions to their experiences in the previous race, the first of the season. The…

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Splashy Crashy

by Mary Rook | Dear loyal followers, I have just got home and I am starting to recover, from what was my attempt at the first race of the season. Sadly it did not end well but there were some pretty interesting bits along the way. . The race started out really sparkly and with a…

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Challenging First Night Ahead For Solo Normandie Sailors

Today marks the first start in the 2017 Classe Figaro Bénéteau Championship. The Offshore Academy’s Hugh Brayshaw and Mary Rook will line up against 22 fellow competitors at the start of the Solo Normandie race in Granville, France. The line-up includes fellow Brit and Academy Alumni Alan Roberts (Seacat Services), recent Vendee Globe skipper Yann…

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Birthday’s At Sea Don’t Count Right!

by Mary Rook | Dear fabulous fans, I am back in France in lovely Granville putting the finishing touches of my preparation together, before the big first race of the season, Solo Normandy. Many of the great rockstars of Offshore sailing have decided to grace us with their presence yet again, so I am looking forward…

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