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  1. It's too early for a detailed weather forecast for this year's Rolex Fastnet Race, but navigator Ian Moore has crunched some historical data to work out what, statistically, should be the optimum route. And he found some surprising things...

    With tricky tides, imposing headlands and the vagaries of the British summer weather to contend with, the Rolex Fastnet Race …Continue reading »

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  2. Andy Rice talks to Vendée Globe and Volvo Ocean Race sailor Jérémie Beyou about how to manage fatigue and avoid exhaustion when racing offshore

    Leg 8 from Itajai To Newport. Day 2 on board Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag. Ben Piggott asleep. 23 April, 2018.

    It’s all very well refining every detail of your boat – re-cutting sails, longboarding your hull – but what is …Continue reading »

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  3. Women sailors make up around a tenth of the Rolex Fastnet Fleet, but there are some big players and inspiring stories amongst them. Here are some female skippers and crews to watch in this year's race

    The entry list for the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race is shaping up to be just over 10% women sailors. While …Continue reading »

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  4. In 1979 Matthew Sheahan, aged 17, was racing his father’s yacht Grimalkin in the Fastnet Race. After being rolled, pitchpoled, battered and half drowned, and believing the rest of the crew to be dead, he and two others had to make a crucial decision

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    The helicopter crew leave Grimalkin after cutting the mast and rigging free. Photo: A Besley / Royal Navy

    At 0830 Tuesday 14 August 1979, aged 17, five minutes changed my life. Five minutes that, despite the stress of …Continue reading »

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  5. Elaine Bunting meets the man behind the ARC rally, whose ideas shape so many cruising dreams

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    Photo: Paul Wyeth

    Do you know this man? Some will barely recognise Andrew Bishop, though his name may ring a bell. Yet others …Continue reading »

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