Author Archives: Nick Cherry

Generally sailing in Med

The Generali Solo is a Figaro race that’s like a slightly smaller version of the solitaire but including six days of inshore racing along with two longer legs and it’s run in the Med. Basically it’s the perfect event in … Continue reading

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First (and coldest) race of the season

This might be a bit too late for a blog about a race that happened two weeks ago but I’ve been busy. It’s difficult writing a report about a sailing race to strike the balance between something which is detailed … Continue reading

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When we talked about finding a boat to sail in the Caribbean 600 at the solitaire in June I was instantly excited. Having done the race twice before it was hard to put thoughts of sunny islands and warm water … Continue reading

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Warm and wet

After being a bit apprehensive about the coldness and the wetness on offer from the Breton winter a while ago, this last week has been a total gift. Out training the last five days, albeit in full thermals, mid layers, boots, … Continue reading

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Getting back on it

There are approximately 257 days till next year’s solitaire and compared to the previous three I’m in a much better position. I have the boat, budget and time to put me on even terms with any of the best French … Continue reading

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Leg three: Spinnakers, drifting and glowing dolphins

The Roscoff stopover was the longest and the best. The race organisers and some Figaro friendly locals ensured we had a lovely bike ride/ lunch excursion on a nearby island, we had drinks receptions on cruising boats, excellent pizzas and … Continue reading

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Off to a bit of a slow start

I normally try to avoid giving too much a of a blow by blow description of these races for fear of boring the few visitors this site gets away. Maybe because I can’t think of a catchy angle and also … Continue reading

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