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Sir Robin’s Route du Rhum blog - Tuesday 18th

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Yesterday was everything the Trade wind zone should be. The winds were steady, from a good angle, no squalls, the clouds were fluffy white cotton wool cumulus, the sea was sparkling blue, the sun shone, and we carried on crashing forward. But so has Andrea Mura at no 3, in fact he has cra ..

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Sir Robin’s Route du Rhum blog - Monday 17th

Monday, November 17, 2014

It is official. This is now a temperance ship! The heat created a high evaporation rate for spirits, so now there is no reason to dilly dally out here and all the more reason to hasten to Guadeloupe. Dropped one place, by three miles. Surprised it was not more after yesterday. Andre ..

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Sir Robin’s Route du Rhum blog - Sunday 16th

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The most frustrating time in this race since trying to beat around Ushant and finding I was tacking between 155 degrees. Once I had found out how to bypass the Fleet Broadband from demanding a User name and Password this morning, and that took three hours, a grey black cloud appeared to t ..

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Sir Robin’s Route du Rhum blog - Saturday 15th

Saturday, November 15, 2014

I gybed last night as although the other gybe was a favourable one as far as course and speed are concerned, it was leading us into lighter airs and some disturbance, so I decided to get south of it all. We are getting more squalls now, usually with rain. The wind rises and veers, usually ..

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An amazing race season for Simon Northrop and Josh O’Brien in the F18!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hyde Sails Kent’s F18 team of Simon Northrop and Josh O’Brien close out the season with a spectacular victory at the final event of the year at Weston Sailing club. Racing was tight in tricky conditions but the team held off all comers including two of the country’s top  ..

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Sir Robin’s Route du Rhum - Friday 14th

Friday, November 14, 2014

In distance only, we crossed the halfway mark yesterday after 11.5 days. Not exactly record breaking for most of the fleet as the Azores High Pressure system moved south after the big boys had passed through and has slowed us all down. The fun in the Rhum Class is that it is like th ..

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Hyde Sails to attend METS Trade show 2014 Amsterdam 18-20 November

Thursday, November 13, 2014

METS is the largest marine equipment trade show and the only international B2B exhibition for the marine industry. With 1,345 exhibitors from over 40 countries this show is key for networking and showcasing new products. Only marine professionals have entrance to METS and can go to the MET ..

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Sir Robin’s Route du Rhum blog - Thursday 13th

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Gybing quite often during the night in a fruitless chase after a better wind angle. Soon after the sun rose, the check of the horizon showed a sail bearing South West probably about two to three miles away. It's not one of the Rhum class I think, so a Class 40 or a cruiser. The first flyi ..

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Sir Robin’s Route du Rhum blog - Wednesday 12th

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Last night, for a while, it was more like the Doldrums.Perfect for a cruise across the Atlantic, but frustrating for racing. I slept in the cockpit last night so I could see the Windex which indicates where the wind is coming from at the masthead, and adjust course as the wind shuffled around.  ..

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Sir Robin’s Route du Rhum blog - Tuesday 11th

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Not a lot to report. The Azores High pressure looks like it is spreading and moving south which will slow most of us down. Light weather requires more work than stronger winds so it is going to get busier as well. This race could take a few more days than anticipated. So a busy day coming up.  ..

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