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BRISTOLIAN nears the Finish of 2015 Rolex Fastnet

20 August, 2015

As the crew of BRISTOLIAN come back into communication range we get a flurry of information from onboard. Bristolian rounded the Fastnet Rock at 04.30 hrs Wed morning in very different conditions to the previous 24 hrs. The wind filled in strongly from the SW on the approach to the…

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BRISTOLIAN in the Cetlic Sea

18 August, 2015

  Spirits are high after a fine chicken curry for dinner – but the light conditions are not suiting Bristolian. Much of the fleet they passed earlier in the race are now sailing faster than her off the Lizard in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The crew are still…

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24 Hours on BRISTOLIAN – Fastnet Update

17 August, 2015

A few images from the very slow start We get an update from John Burnie on the first 24 hours of the Fastnet onboard BRISTIOLIAN as they past offshore from Plymouth with very little breeze. A very slow race so far and with Bristolian at 70 tons she is suffering…

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Look who’s visiting – KIVA

14 August, 2015

The 51ft Hinckley yacht KIVA participated in the recent TR 2015 Transatlantic Race in June and finished a creditable 7th in class with a crew 8 on board. The TR 2015 threw up some testing conditions for the competitors with gale force winds mid-Atlantic and, despite the yacht’s robust build,…

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