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Here is Sir Robin's update from on board Grey Power: Monday, 10th November

Monday, November 10, 2014

Just found the jib over the side. Peak lashing gone. Cannot see the reason yet.After an hour of struggling, and the loss of fingernails, the sail is back on board and appears undamaged. I will await daylight to see what, if anything can be done to get it re-hoisted. The fact that it is on ..

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Here is Sir Robin's update from on board Grey Power on Sunday morning:

Sunday, November 09, 2014

It was the auto pilot alarm sounding at 0030 that gave the first indication that we had the long awaited veer in the wind from North West to North. The pilot was set up for a certain course and the move of the wind altered the balance of the sails and the pilot could not hold. A bit of sh ..

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Here is Sir Robin's update from on board Grey Power on Saturday morning:

Saturday, November 08, 2014

A long night spent huddled in the cockpit adjusting the course as the wind was light and variable. Wisps of Cirrus cloud, in a north/south line, showed clearly in the moonlight and are an indication of what to expect shortly. The sooner the better I am sure everyone close to my position would s ..

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Sir Robin explains his last 24 hours on board his Open 60, Grey Power:

Friday, November 07, 2014

The front passed over shortly after 0200 with a few gusts before hand which we were ready for and rode out safely. After allowing a little time for the waves to ease, I was able to shake out more sail and come round to a more desirable course for my game plan. The mainsail has had to wait until ..

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Sir Robin’s Route du Rhum 06/11

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Running south about 130 miles off the Portuguese coast, about level with the Douro River. The wind has followed predictions and backed to the South West and is due to increase.Thus the choice was north of west or south at the moment. The tactics have, to a considerable extent, been dictated by  ..

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Sir Robin's Route du Rhum - Bay of Biscay

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Getting around Ushant became a nightmare. We were tacking between 150 degrees in strong winds as we made our way west to go down between Ushant itself and the Traffic separation zones. The wind was due to veer but that only happened after I was past. Ushant bore East at 1.65 miles at 2115 Frenc ..

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The Topper Endeavour Trophy 2014

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Hyde Sails are proud to continue their support for the Topper Endeavour Trophy held at Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex 2014. Racing took place last weekend 1st and 2nd November with a day on the water on Friday 31st to test the new Rob White designed Topper Argo, replacing the Topper Xenon used for th ..

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Sir Robin's and the Route du Rhum

Monday, November 03, 2014

"A grey sea, overcast, light drizzle and a WSW'ly Force 5 greeted me at dawn this morning. I am currently 40 miles from Ushant and debating whether to take the inner side of the Traffic separation zone. Currently making 6-7 knots. Could do more if I put up more sail but we'll stay like this for ..

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Last Chance Regatta Burnham 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Saturday morning forecast breezy gusty conditions with wind from the south but this didn’t put off 17 boats, including 3 visitors from Stone S.C. and a rare appearance in Burnham from the Grogans, making the start line. The weekends regatta was a tale of two halves with 4 windwar ..

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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Hyde Sails team on board Grey Power.

Friday, October 10, 2014

With only a few weeks to go to the start of the Route du Rhum race and some new Hyde Sails to test, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Hyde Sails Sail Designer Richie Lovering are on board Grey Power in the Solent out on a test sail. From the beaming smiles on everyone’s faces they are enjoying  ..

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