15th Mar 2014
Artemis Offshore Academy skipper Rich Mason (Artemis 77) finished the 215 mile Solo Maître Coq 19th overall and second Rookie, just three minutes behind last year’s winning Rookie Jack Bouttell (Overboard) in 18th.
13th Mar 2014
Sun cream and sunglasses on, the 38 boat Solo Maître Coq fleet crossed start line at the third attempt just after 1130GMT, light winds of around 6 knots saw the Figaros drifting early over the line early resulting in two general recalls.
6th Mar 2014
With one week to go until the start of the Solo Maître Coq, Academy Rookies Sam Matson, Alan Roberts and Rich Mason are up against one of their biggest challenges yet – preparing for the big unknown.
4th Mar 2014
Jack Bouttell, 2013’s La Solitaire du Figaro ‘Rookie’ Champion, will once again compete in the prestigious race known as the unofficial world championship of solo offshore sailing.
27th Feb 2014
In just two weeks time, Artemis Offshore Academy Rookies Sam Matson, Alan Roberts and Rich Mason will come face to face with some of the Class Figaro’s finest sailors as they take on the Solo Maître Coq on 13th March.
18th Feb 2014
By taking on the Solitaire du Figaro in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, Ed hopes to engage people in his solo challenge and in doing so raise awareness and support for the charity whose work benefits so many.
22nd Jan 2014
Back to school for Artemis Offshore Academy sailors Sam Matson, Alan Roberts and Rich Mason...
16th Jan 2014
Sam Matson arrives in his University town of Plymouth in Sutton Harbour for one final visit ahead of ‘La Solitaire du Figaro’ in June.
18th Dec 2013
Sam Matson, Alan Roberts and Richard Mason will go forward in training and compete on the highly-competitive Figaro Class race circuit in 2014
9th Dec 2013
A brand new, never before raced course spanning 2014 miles for 2014 and the exciting announcement of the first UK stop over in 11 years