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Podcast Episode 10 – Conrad Colman

On Episode 10 of the Yacht Racing Podcast Justin Chisholm speaks to New Zealand solo ocean race skipper Conrad Colman.

On Episode 10 of the Yacht Racing Podcast Justin Chisholm speaks to New Zealand solo ocean race skipper Conrad Colman. Colman is probably best known for his participation in the last Vendee Globe around the world race, when – despite being dismasted with fewer than a thousand miles to go –

La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro: Armel Le Cléac’h goes back to his roots

La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro: Armel Le Cléac'h goes back to his roots.

French yachtsman Armel Le Cléac'h is going back to his sailing roots this season as he takes on the legendary Solitaire du Figaro – the de facto proving ground for solo ocean racing skippers – for the first time in six years. Le Cléac'h has won the Solitaire twice – in

Campaign update: Will Harris – Figaro 3 Hive Energy

Campaign update: Will Harris – Figaro 3 Hive Energy

British sailor Will Harris has had a busy start to 2019. Since he moved to northern France a couple of months ago to take delivery of his brand-spanking new Bénéteau Figaro 3 Harris has been flat out getting the boat commissioned and branded in its Hive Energy livery – to

Video: Figaro 3 downwind training in France

Video: Figaro 3 downwind training in France

An interesting video featuring action from a French training session in the new Figaro 3 foiling one-design monohull ahead of the first event of the 2019 Figaro season – the double-handed Sardinha Cup scheduled to take place from March 26 to April 13. Good to see all of the crews –

Banque Populaire announces new Ultim IMOCA & Figaro projects

Banque Populaire announces new Ultim, IMOCA & Figaro projects

After 30 years backing professional sailing French banking group Banque Populaire reconfirmed its commitment to the sport in spectacular fashion with the announcement of three major new campaigns – all involving long-time skipper Armel Le Cléac’h. As well as committing to building a new Ultim maxi-trimaran for Le Cléac’h to be

Briton Will Harris to take on French Figaro establishment

Briton Will Harris to take on French Figaro establishment with support from Hive Energy.

It’s great to hear the news that British solo sailor and regular contributor to Yacht Racing Life Will Harris has announced his campaign to compete in the 2019 Figaro Circuit. 24-year-old Harris has partnered with clean energy specialist company Hive Energy for the campaign who have funded the purchase of one

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