October 20, 2018

First race of the season on the mighty Powerplay with the new owner Peter Cunningham. He absolutely loved it and got the hang of driving her very quickly.

Great call from Ned on the start with 1 reef that kept it perfect for the reach down to the first mark. Good breeze upwind and light as expected throughout the Channel. Got caught in a Very fruity squall or down draft on the N leg from Stromboli. We saw 50kts TWS with the solent and full main which was a big lesson learnt for everybody!

Mars...

September 30, 2018

Awesome news that Peter Cunningham has purchased the MOD 70 Concise to complete a year at least of racing on the beast. The boat has been renamed Powerplay and Peter has decided to keep the Team Concise crew on for the season which is great news because I am part of the team:)

The racing season includes:

- Middle sea race 20th October 2018

- Transatlantic Race 24th November 2018

- Caribbean 600 14th Feb 2019

- Les Voiles de St Barths 14th April 2019

- Transpac race 10th July 2019

Online news:

Former...

May 16, 2018

We started on 22 March 2018 and arrived in San Francisco on 14th May 2018. Over 6000nm. Very lucky all in all with the weather. Lots of motoring was had and managed to get past the bad sections of the trip with good conditions. The hardest section being from Cabo, Mexico up to San Diego, USA. This 1000nm section is hard on the nose and very bad sea state. Sea sickness conditions. We punched through it in 7 days and arrived with no problems. Downwind from the carib at the start of the trip wa...

May 25, 2017

We left the gorgeous Virgin Gorda, BVI on the 21st May on a nice E 18kts TWS forecast for Bermuda. We had to put out foot down to beat the wind due to arrive 5 days later in Bermuda.

First day was fast and wet and last 2 days were fair and a day on motoring.  

Bumped into a friend on arrival to Bermuda and rafted alongside his ketch in probably the best spot in Bermuda. Sheltered and stunning with just a short hop out to get into the AC zone. Great guys onboard and a party zone.

April 1, 2017

After the paint job in Guadeloupe we had to take the boat to Barbados to change out the staysail for the new race sail and load up with delivery gear for trip north to RI.

Crew onboard were Di, Dave Broadbent , Emma and me. Great weather and a reach to Barbados in flat sea then a slow trip north via Grenadines picking best weather conditions.

March 9, 2017

Arrived in GL on the 4th March ready to be lifted out on the 6th in the dry dock. Super efficient, cost effective and easy to do especially with the previous captain Olivier running the yard:)

February 21, 2017

Arrival in Barbados had to be celebrated with some Kitesurfing at Long beach and Silver sands. Great to find out that an old friend from Poole was on the island teaching at the same time so got some time to kite with the guys from Easy Riders.

After Barbados we headed for the following:

- Martinique (south then East) with the light breeze it was perfect for exploring

- St Lucia

- Bequia

- Tobago Cays, what an absolutely amazing spot. 

- Union Island, West coast

- Grenada, South Coast

January 3, 2017

We started from Canet, France headed for Barbados via lanzerote. Canet was super hard to leave from as expected in the winter time. Big E sea's blocked us in during December.

We managed to leave just before Xmas by getting someone to call the wave sets at the harbour entrance but due to big sea and debris in the Mediterranean we had no choice but to pull into Barcelona during xmas and wait for the weather system to die down for a week.

We left Barcelona just after xmas on a nice forecast...

August 1, 2016

Great to bump into Alain Thebault in France. Randomly bumped into each other in the airport in Toulon. Good memories with this dude and he's still as crazy as ever.

July 17, 2016

Beautiful place to explore. Tons of anchoring spots and great sea breeze for blasting around in even on light air forecast days.

July 8, 2016

Flat seas and good breeze for the whole race up until 15nm from the line where the wind dropped to 5 TWS. Luckily the boys managed to get the tradjectory right for drifting over the line. 

June 18, 2016

A few words from Paul Larsen after a testing Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race:

Incredible race that had it all. Gutted to have missed this one in the last minutes but sometimes in sailing, well... you get that. There were some real hairy moments out there. There was lots of fog and rain. We rounded right underneath the Fastnet Rock with the beam from the lighthouse eerily sweeping across the top of the rig... but we couldn't see anything else. The full rig VMG downwind run down the back was fas...

May 26, 2016

Ned Collier Wakefield, skipper of Concise 10, is relishing the prospect of taking on Musandam-Oman Sail. The British MOD 70 will be returning to RORC racing after a spectacular duel with Phaedo3 in the RORC Transatlantic Race and the RORC Caribbean 600.

"Oman Sail has been the scratch boat for the MOD70s for a long time and it will be interesting to line up against them" commented Ned Collier Wakefield. " We have huge respect for them, in what they have achieved. We found over...

April 22, 2016

Back in the drink after a checkup of everything normal in the water and a bottom paint job. The weather was a perfect 0Kts. Ready for the mast next when the wind drops from 40kts.

 

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