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VisitMaltaPuma - Blog from Mike Hollings

It’s 21.30 on Friday evening, we started at 08.40 but I have been awake since 5am. The first few hours of the race have been pretty intense and our journey towards Eddystone a little bumpy, but the last 2 hours have been quiet.  The breeze dropped, we’ve changed to the No.1 headsail and two thirds of the crew are downstairs getting some

The Myth of Malham - race report

What was meant to be a fairly straightforward beat to the Eddystone Light followed by a downwind blast in champagne sailing conditions provided our seven teams with anything but the anticipated conditions.  The winds became shifty and ranged between four and thirty knots throughout the race!   This race became the battle of the tactic


The last time I met a new race crew was for Antigua Race Week. The skipper introduced himself as Melville. My heart sank, it was generally known that Melville had lost his marbles.   "This is the mate, Fag Break." Said the Skipper. I turned to the strapping youth at his side. He looked up at me with a wan face and bloodshot eyes and spea

Hydrocarbon returns home from the Caribbean

Our first Caribbean season has come to an end as Hydrocarbon arrives back in Southampton on the back of a ship, which carried her across the Atlantic in just a few days.  After an epic six m onths away Mark, the owner and Philippe, the skipper, climbed aboard the ship in Southampton to proudly watch Hydrocarbon be craned back into her home

Seven teams for Fastnet Campaign 2011

After many months of hard work and planning behind the scenes, we were delighted to meet at last all of our Fastnet Race crews and staff at Ocean Village Marina, Southampton on May 7th for the first training weekend of the 2011 Fastnet Race Campaign. After gathering for Breakfast at the Royal Southampton Yacht Club, the teams were briefed on the p