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Managing Expectations.

The chance to race in the renowned Route Du Rhum came late to Philippa Hutton Squire. Bearing in mind some of the professional French teams had boats designed and built specifically for this event and up to two years to “work them up”, then the few months Pippa had to prepare always meant she would be at a huge disadvantage....

Tick Tock! Mental pressure mounts while the barometer falls.

With just hours to go to the start of the 3500nm single handed Route du Rhum nerves are tense all round. After enjoying a week of balmy autumn days in St Malo, the weather has perversely turned foul on the racing fleet. We now have a depression roaring in from the Atlantic bringing with it rain, 12 foot seas and wind gusting up to 35 knots. ...

St Malo

With Concise 8 still inoperable over a year after she was first delivered, it has been some consolation for Team Concise to put some of its effort and resources’ into helping Class 40 stalwart Philippa (Pippa) Hutton – Squires fulfil her lifelong ambition and compete in the “single handed” Route Du Rhum....

Next Race / 2nd November 2014

Route du Rhum