Pip Hare Local Sailor Finishes Vendee Globe Race
Published 14:15 on 16 Feb 2021
In the early hours of the 12 Feb 2021, Pip Hare from Cambridgeshire crossed the finish line in France of the gruelling Vendée Globe solo non-stop race around the world.
It took her 95 days, 11 hours, 37 mins and 30 seconds and she is only the 8th British women ever to compete and the first British skipper across the line this time. Pip learnt to sail on the East coast in our Suffolk waters, dinghy sailing as a child with her family on the Deben.
When Pip was asked, is this your last Vendee Globe sail she answered "No, no way! 2024 I am coming back! Now I have seen it, now I know what to expect. It is amazing, it stretches you so much as a person. Why would you not want to do it again?!"
Login to the Members' portal, the letter written to Pip from Commodore Paul Hunter, congratulating Pip and inviting her to share her experiences with the Club.
Last updated 18:16 on 22 February 2021