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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Solo Season Commences For The Offshore Academy Sailors

With the 2017 European sailing season fast approaching, British solo sailors from The Offshore Academy have been hard at work preparing for a programme of gruelling racing in the lead up to the 2017 La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro. The 2017 season kicks off in a week’s time, and will see Mary Rook compete in…

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