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The festivities begin in Bordeaux for the Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire competitors!

The festivities begin in Bordeaux for the Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire competitors!

26th May 2015

The Bank Holiday weekend marked a spectacular opening to the 46th edition of the Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire in Bordeaux.

The toughest race yet – the Solo Concarneau Trophée Guy Cotten

The toughest race yet – the Solo Concarneau Trophée Guy Cotten

11th May 2015

Cold, wet, frustrating, tiring and insane were just some of the words the Artemis Offshore Academy squad used to describe the Solo Concarneau Trophée Guy Cotten.

Warm fronts, cold fronts, strong tides and islands – it’s the Solo Concarneau Trophée Guy Cotten

Warm fronts, cold fronts, strong tides and islands – it’s the Solo Concarneau Trophée Guy Cotten

7th May 2015

At 1408 BST on Thursday 7th May, the Artemis Offshore Academy’s eight British Figaro skippers set off on the 330nm Solo Concarneau Trophée Guy Cotten.

All three Rookies selected to compete in the 2015 Solitaire du Figaro

All three Rookies selected to compete in the 2015 Solitaire du Figaro

27th Apr 2015

The Artemis Offshore Academy is pleased to confirm all three of its British Rookies have been selected to compete in the 2015 Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire.

Academy Brits go head to head with the best in the Solo Maître Coq

Academy Brits go head to head with the best in the Solo Maître Coq

20th Apr 2015

The Solo Maître Coq starts today (Monday 20th April) in Les Sables d’Olonne for the Artemis Offshore Academy sailors. Now in its fifth year, the race is back and is even bigger and better, offering a week of fierce Figaro competition in the iconic home of the Vendée Globe.

Three days to the start of the Solo Maître Coq!

Three days to the start of the Solo Maître Coq!

17th Apr 2015

This year the race is even bigger and better...

THE BRITISH ARE COMING - two in the top 10 and first Rookie in the Solo Basse Normandie

THE BRITISH ARE COMING - two in the top 10 and first Rookie in the Solo Basse Normandie

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.

Eyes on the tracker – the Solo Basse Normandie is underway!

Eyes on the tracker – the Solo Basse Normandie is underway!

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.

The difference a day makes…

The difference a day makes…

26th Mar 2015

Bathing in sunshine, to soaked through with rain. Course change.

Curtain raiser to super competitive Figaro season starts three days

Curtain raiser to super competitive Figaro season starts three days

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