Racing the Raz - MAP 2014

12th Jun, 2014

MAP Course

It’s Thursday morning and I have just had a quick read through my notes for the race starting at 1500 today – the Marie Agnes Peron, a 220 nm solo sprint.  . Starting from Douarnenez, we race overnight to Ile de Goix, then on to a lighthouse (Birvideaux) that sits on the plateau be ...

12 days at sea for the Transat qualification

7th Jun, 2014


On the 13 th of May 2014, I set off to complete my Mini Transat qualification passage. A loop between Ile de Re and the Rochbonne Plateau in France to Conninbeg buoy in Ireland, this would prove to be one of the most challenging things I have done to date. The trip would take me 12 days in tot ...

I've done it! I've qualified for the Mini Transat!

24th May, 2014

Lizzy's done it!

I left the dock in France for my final qualification journey at 14. 30 on Tuesday 13th May, having finished preparing the boat with the help of my fantastic preparateur – aka my Mum Margaret!. I had decided to do the Atlantic loop in a clockwise fashion, heading south first with the aim of ...

Pornichet Select 6.50

17th Apr, 2014

Pornichet start

Considered one of the toughest races of the year, the Pornichet Select 6. 50 is a 300 mile solo race starting from Pornichet, rounding Belle Ille before heading down to Les Sables d’Olonne, then going back up to Ille de Groix before the final stretch home to Pornichet. Considering the large a ...

From the yard to the sea

9th Apr, 2014

lorient bretagne sud mini

Over the weekend 5-6 th April, I competed in the first Classe Mini race of the season; the Lorient Bretagne Sud Mini. It was a 115 mile sprint from Lorient, around Belle Ille and Ille de Groix, finishing in Pornichet. I had a lot on to make the start line for the race, with the boat returning from ...