I guess I am luckier than some on the money front I already have a boat that is capable of doing the race as is, I have the finances in place to get to the start line.
What I don’t have are the finances to improve on my performance. Or to put it another way my sails whilst in good nick are a generation behind!! I need new sails and in order to do that I need financial support.
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Any help however small is greatly appreciated.
My current calendar for this year is:
1) March/early April – 1000 mile solo qualifier
2) Late April – Pornichet select – 300 miles solo
3) May – Mini Pavois – 800 miles solo
4) June – Trophy Marie Agnes Peron – 220 miles solo
5) August – Transgascoigne – 650 miles solo
6) September/October – Transat 6.50 – 4200 miles solo
I did this in person on the day entries opened at the Paris boat show!!
2008 was a hectic season with a lot of training from Lymington and work on the boat. But only 1 race the UK Fastnet 6.5 co-skippered by Steve Homewood. It was a good race with an excellent downwind trip in breeze to the rock, followed by a not so pleasant slog back upwind in force 5-6 all the way back to Plymouth.
The only other venture out of note was an attempt at my 1000 mile qualification passage, which I ended up having to retire form off the Lizard with a broken rudder.
After a while of messing around with blog sites hopefully this is it now.