Rob, Andrew and Robin count down to their first solo race

Rob, Andrew and Robin count down to their first solo race

The 196nm Solo Basse Normandie - 27th - 29th March

T-30 days! Academy Rookies countdown to their first solo Figaro race

26th Feb 2015

T-30 days! Academy Rookies countdown to their first solo Figaro race

In just one month’s time the trio will make their solo-racing debut in the Solo Basse Normandie, the first race of the Classe Figaro…

A cold start to the 2015 season for the rookies - by Ed Gorman

19th Jan 2015

A cold start to the 2015 season for the rookies - by Ed Gorman

The sky is grey, matching the gruesome concrete of the giant Second World War-era German submarine pens on the dockside at Lorient, as the…

11th Feb 2015

ROB BUNCE: Learning curve

You turn the leeward mark look over your shoulder and…

26th Jan 2015

JACK BOUTTELL: See ya in Sanya!

Jack Bouttell blogs as he and Dongfeng Race Team count…

21st Jan 2015

JACK BOUTTELL: Volvo Ocean Race crew blog

It was more relief than nervousness leaving the pontoon in…

Meet the squad

  • Nickname: Robin Hood DOB: 05-09-92 Hometown: Truro, Cornwall Status: Development Squad

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    Robin Elsey

  • Nickname: Hammy DOB: 09/01/90 Hometown: Saintfield, County Down Status: 2014/15 Development Squad

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    Andrew Baker

  • Nickname: Will DOB: 22-01-94 Hometown: Weybridge, Surrey Status: Development Squad

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    Will Harris

  • Nickname: Buncey Boy DOB: 12-06-94 Hometown: Warminster, Wiltshire Status: 2014/15 Development Squad

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    Rob Bunce

  • Nickname: Hangman DOB: 12-06-1995 Hometown: Reading, Oxfordshire Status: 2014/15 Development Squad

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    Piers Hugh Smith

  • Nickname: Matson DOB: 21-02-91 Hometown: Ottery St Mary, Devon Status: Development Squad

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    Sam Matson

  • Nickname: Al DOB: 12-03-90 Hometown: Southampton, Hampshire Status: Development Squad

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    Alan Roberts

  • Nickname: Rich DOB: 20-02-88 Hometown: Portland, Dorset Status: Development Squad

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    Richard Mason

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