30th Mar 2015
It’s hard to know what’s more intense - sailing a 24 hour race through rough seas, huge tide and gusting winds against some of the best solo sailors in the world, or having your faced glued to a computer screen for 24 hours, tracking the progress of the Artemis Offshore Academy’s Figaro fleet during their first race of the season.
27th Mar 2015
Despite early sunshine in Granville, it was a grey start to the 188 mile Solo Basse Normandie (Friday 27th March) with fine drizzle reducing visibility and just seven knots of wind on the start line for 24 competitors to play with. However, the gloom was soon pierced by the beaming white smile of Artemis Offshore Academy Rookie Rob Bunce (Artemis 37), as he started his competitive solo Figaro career in contention with Vendée Globe winner Alain Gautier (Generali) in the top three.
26th Mar 2015
Bathing in sunshine, to soaked through with rain. Course change.
24th Mar 2015
And they’re off…nearly. Just three days now stand between Artemis Offshore Academy Rookies Rob Bunce (Artemis 37), Robin Elsey (Artemis 43) and Andrew Baker (Artemis 23) and the first race of their solo offshore careers
23rd Mar 2015
Jack will compete in a total of three warm up races ahead of the 2185-mile Solitaire du Figaro starting 31st May, supported by Team Concise, GAC Pindar and long-term sponsor the Artemis Offshore Academy (a main title partner is still to be confirmed).
20th Mar 2015
Artemis Offshore Academy Alumni sailor Henry Bomby has managed to secure title sponsorship for his 2015 Figaro campaign this year with long term supporters Rockfish.
20th Mar 2015
On Friday 27th March, the Artemis Offshore Academy squad will embark on their first race of the 2015 Classe Figaro Bénéteau season – the 196 mile Solo Basse Normandie.
19th Mar 2015
Magma Structures is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Artemis Offshore Academy Alumni sailor Alan Roberts in 2015, backing his second Solitaire du Figaro campaign
11th Mar 2015
There are a dozen rookies scheduled to make their debut in the 46th Solitaire du Figaro this year, including three British Artemis Offshore Academy Rookies – Andrew Baker, Rob Bunce and Robin Elsey. On the 31st of May the Rookies will line up with the rest of the experienced Solitaire fleet in Bordeaux. With now less than eighty days to the start of the race, the rookies are training hard in preparation for their biggest ever challenge.
5th Mar 2015
Leading British deck shoe brand, Chatham, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Artemis Offshore Academy Alumni sailor Sam Matson