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Jack Francis (Team Member), Graham Squire (House Chef), Gennaro Effuso (House Manager), Ned Collier Wakefield (Captain)
Warm As Toast (More…)

The Lickfold Inn, West Sussex's Sunday Times "Top 100 Restaurant" is probably best known for fine dining. It's certainly the place to go for a "special occasion", like an anniversary. However, it also just happens to be the regular haunt of Team Concise, the highly...

Caribbean 600 Report (More…)

We knew this was going to be a good race. Last years 2015 edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 marked the rushed debut for Lloyd Thornburgs third Phaedo, the ex Foncia MOD70 now in spectacular green and chrome livery and named Phaedo3. They had packed...

What you see is what you get! (More…)

I had to go to China with my team a few years back. I was building Concise 8 there at the time. I crossed by ferry from Hong Kong to Zhuhai on the “mainland”. It was like going back decades, all a bit scruffy and...

Energy Makes Energy (More…)

I certainly wasn’t blessed with lots of energy!Give Ned, Concise 10’s Skipper, a bowl of pasta and a glass of wine for lunch and it’s reason for a 50-mile bike ride. I’m more likely to have a siesta. I was told it was because I am...

Well that was intense. (More…)

Well that was intense. 12 hard fought for seconds for the win. In idyllic conditions, Tony Lawsons MOD 70 Ms. Barbados blasted across the finish line in Carlisle Bay in front of the Barbados cruising club to smash the Round Barbados race record by over two hours...

Worth His Weight in Rum (More…)

Ned Collier Wakefield the young captain of Concise 10 / Ms. Barbados picked up his weight in rum as his prize for winning the Grand Prix Multi Hull event and smashing the all time course record in this weeks Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race. With...

Job Done (More…)

I never tell my crew how to sail. Even the Rookies know more than me!  There’s none of this, “ motivational speech stuff” either. The guys’ are normally fired up before a race as it is. And when you are sailing a high performance MOD...

If you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen? (More…)

Our race crew arrived compliments of Virgin Atlantic, our preferred carrier. They let us bring surfboards, kites, and all sorts of sports kit for free. Fantastic! Last person to check in was Jackson Boutel. It was by coincidence his 25th birthday. I had the privilege off...

Guernsey Toms (More…)

I have a natural affinity for small Islands. It could be nature or nurture?  My family married into the Le Pages from Guernsey - so I guess that got me started down the road. Like a lot of these things it was happenstance. When the Germans invaded the...

Give, but give until it hurts (More…)

Running Team Concise is sometimes,”worse than charity”. Keeping three boats afloat, helping young sailors get into offshore racing isn’t always easy. It can be draining in more ways than one, and at times it can appear to be thankless. But in reality we at Team Concise...