VENDEE GLOBE CAMPAIGN

A single-handed race around the world.
No help.
No stops.
No turning back.

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LATEST NEWS

speed sailing world record holder confirmed for fastnet

I am really excited to announce my co-skipper for this year’s Fastnet race will be Paul Larsen – the current holder of the World speed sailing record and a world class Ocean Racing sailor.

 

Paul’s experience is diverse and includes several world records, two circumnavigations and a recreation of Shackleton’s incredible journey from Elephant island to South Georgia. He brings with him a treasure chest of knowledge, a shared love of our incredible sport and a deep understanding of what it is like to create a campaign like mine from scratch and make it fly. 

 

I am both humbled and happy that someone with Paul’s experience would want to race with me, a relative novice in the IMOCA class in an older generation boat and was a little perplexed as to why. However, after meeting with Paul and partner Helena (also with an impressive ocean racing CV) at the Poole Boat Show last week, both of their clear love of the sport, understanding of what a great racing the IMOCA fleet will provide for the Fastnet and their enthusiasm and understanding of my Vendee Globe journey seemed to explain it all.

 

The IMOCA fleet for the Fastnet this year is 28 boats strong, we are going to have some great competition and it will be a fast and furious race. At 600 miles the race is short enough to make it almost a sprint for one of these 60ft beasts and double handing with the king of speed is going to be epic. Prepare the Superbigou to fly.

PIP
HARE

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I am Pip Hare. In 2020, I will enter the world’s toughest single-handed yacht race with the ambition of breaking the current female record. Over ten years of preparation have led me to this point and the journey has not been easy.

An Athlete

- 2 World first endurance records

- Winner of multiple international yacht races

- Twenty years of experience ocean racing

A Voice

- Speaker - inspirational, motivational, engaging

- Journalist - in print and online with international readership

- Spokesperson - on message and passionate, experienced in TV and Radio, able to give interviews in English, French and Spanish

- Blogger - revealing the human story behind extreme sports

A Teacher

- Professional coach – training international sailors for world class events

- Online videos – author and presenter of Sail Faster Sail Safer

(views in millions)

 
 
 

THE
TEAM

 
 
 
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It might be a solo race, but there is a wealth of skill and experience working with me to make this campaign happen.

The Operations Team

This team will support in me in the physical delivery of all the core activities of both race activities and supporting work including funding and logistics.

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Pip Hare

Skipper & Race Manager

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Paul Peggs

Shore Manager

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Chris Adams

Campaign Director

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TBC

Co-Skipper / Training Partner


 

Campaign Ambassadors

This fantastic group of global voices amplify the core values and messaging of the campaign, creating maximum coverage, attention and excitement.

Campaign Board

The board provides governance and oversight of the core activities to ensure the whole end to end campaign is delivered in an effective, professional and competitive manner.

 

 
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Campaign Ambassador Dr Elin Haf Davies, founder and CEO of digital health company with a passion for endurance sport and adventure.

‘Pip has always impressed me with her can do attitude. Her sailing success to date speaks for itself but her curiosity to continuously learn and push new boundaries always inspires.

My only concern regarding her racing in the Vendee is that I can’t go with her. Which seems very unfair. I’ll be cheering and championing for her success all the way around knowing that she’ll smash it in true Pip like fashion.’

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Campaign Board member Tom Hill serves as Chief Executive Officer of UBS Jersey at UBS Group AG. Tom is an accomplished sailor and first met Pip at a sailing regatta in Jersey. As part of the campaign board Tom will provide governance and guidance on the funding and financial elements of Pip’s campaign.

“I am delighted to be involved in this campaign, which is a major event in British single handed offshore sailing. Pip has a tremendous record in numerous races, the tougher the better, achieved through amazing strength of character, and the Vendee entry comes at the ideal time in her career.”

 
 
 
 

THE
RACE

 
 
 
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A 24,000 mile race, circumnavigating the world, alone. 60 ft high performance racing yachts.

The world’s most elite offshore racers.

The earth’s most hostile environments.

Since its inception in 1989, fewer than 100 international skippers have completed the race. By comparison, that is less than 3% of the total number of people who have climbed Everest! (5000 climbers)

Only 5 women in history, and fewer than 10 British skippers in total have ever finished the race.

Timeline

October 2018 Take ownership of IMOCA 60 Superbigou and announce campaign

January 2019 Training begins

May 2019 Bermudes 1000 Race - Vendee Globe Qualification

June 2019 Round the Island Race - UK

August 2019 Fastnet Race

November 2019 Transat Jacques Vabres Race

May 2020 Transat Bakerly - Single handed Trans-atlantic Race

June 2020   NY Vendee - Single handed Trans-atlantic Race

November 2020 Vendee Globe Start

February 2021 Vendee Globe Finish

 
 
 

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