They say the Rolex Fastnet Race is one of the toughest races on the planet so of course it seemed like the obvious choice for a young group of sailors from the British Keelboat Academy.
A look at the upcoming 9 months, the changes in the course, the boats and what the first leg has to offer. Find out who my top pick team is and who I have marked as the dark horse of the race!
B&G Zeus² displays and H5000 autopilots were on board Lisa’s 50ft yacht for her 183 day long journey, where she became the first woman to circumnavigate Antartica solo.
Visit stand J372 in Ocean Hall to experience the latest in marine navigation and electronics from Lowrance, Simrad and B&G. Our team of experts will be on hand to offer you great tips and advice on how to get the most out of your marine electronics products from B&G.
As the teams rest for 24hours we look ahead to the final part of Leg 0 from St Malo to Lisbon. The parts of Leg 0 so far have provided a number of different aspects from a short world record breaking lap of the Isle of Wight to some incredibly intense and close longer distance races. St Malo to Lisbon steps up again with just over 800 nm.
Just 56 seconds separated the first two Volvo Ocean Race boats in the Rolex Fastnet Race so every little gain that can be made counts as Leg 0 continues. Libby takes a look at what points in the race could determine the winners and losers.