October 21, 2017
One more sleep premium
Ok Volvo Ocean Race 2017/18 – Team Turn The Tide on Plastic are coming, ready or not! Tomorrow is the start of Leg One and, after what has been a very short lead up for my team, we are lining up against some of the most talented and experienced offshore sailors on the planet. Would…
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October 19, 2017
Update from Alicante premium
We have been in Alicante for a week now and certainly haven’t been resting on our laurels since completing the Prologue. We headed straight into a practice race where we were able to trial a few tactics and strategies in a short course race setting. As always, we came away with some key learnings which…
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October 12, 2017
Practice makes perfect premium
We arrived early this morning into Alicante after what was, at times, quite a frustrating Prologue race from Lisbon. We were due to depart Lisbon 1300hrs on Sunday but the winds were so light that the start was delayed by a couple of hours as we all motored out to find some breeze. As the…
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October 5, 2017
Heading in the right direction premium
With just over two weeks before the start of the Volvo Ocean Race, I am delighted to announce that not one but two navigators have joined the Turn the Tide on Plastic team. Nico Lunven and Brian Thompson are the final additions to our line up and I’m confident they will greatly strengthen our team.…
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September 27, 2017
…and Elodie makes twelve premium
Time is ticking on and the start of the Volvo Ocean Race is less than a month away. With the other teams and boats now having joined us in Lisbon, nerves and excitement are building in my own team, particularly for crew members who are embarking on an offshore race of this distance for the…
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September 19, 2017
Multinational crew recruits premium
It has been another busy and productive couple of weeks over here in Lisbon. Our crew numbers have now grown to 11 with the announcement that three more sailors will be joining me onboard Turn the Tide on Plastic for the Volvo Ocean Race. Let’s hear it for the girls first. We welcomed Irish Olympic…
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