The Solitaire

The Solitaire

Dear all my wonderful friends and followers, I have just returned to the mighty shores of Great Britain and trying to put into words what it feels like to complete the Solitaire is a tricky task. Its hard to explain how you feel, wandering around the streets of Dieppe in a zombie like state completing the final few event commitments, greeting the other sailors who red eyed, bronzed and...Read more
The final countdown

The final countdown

Dear Fabulous fans, as you may have guessed from my other social media postings the countdown has begun for the BIG race the Solitaire! We have been very busy at the Offshore Academy, especially our fabulous Figaro boat captain Joan. She has worked tirelessly to ensure we are where we are today and in Bordeaux, in the last week, counting down to the start. I must apologise for my lack...Read more
Solo Sunny Concarneau

Solo Sunny Concarneau

Dear fantastic followers, I am writing to you from the beautiful spring sunshine, that seems to be beating 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 incident or collision of any kind. And what a race it was, as Solo Normandy was wet, cold...Read more
Splashy Crashy!

Splashy Crashy!

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 nice 12 knots blowing I ambled across the start line, slightly confused by the flag protocol that was going...Read more
Birthday’s At Sea Don’t Count Right!

Birthday’s At Sea Don’t Count Right!

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 to seeing what impressive moves they pull out of their offshore sailing dry bags! Whilst trying to...Read more