Pip Hare is an English single handed ocean racer with a growing reputation and high hopes for the future.
Pip’s current focus is on the Mini Transat which starts on Sunday 25th September and will see this year’s competitors head from La Rochelle to Salvador, Brazil, with a quick stopover in Funchal (Madeira) and covers well over 4,000 nautical miles, taking around 4 weeks to complete.
Pip’s boat for the Mini Transat is 21 foot in length and is named “The Potting Shed”. As the boats are the smallest type of off-shore racing boats, the race makes for interesting viewing and it’s expected that around 250,000 people will pass through the race village in La Rochelle prior to the start of the race.
Pip is one of only two Brits taking part and one of just six women (see link below) out of the 80 solo sailors who are competing…
In recent years, Pip became the first ever person to finish the OSTAR in 2009 after a rigging failure and in 2010 she won the two-handed Round Briton and Ireland race.
Following completion of the Mini Transat, Pip’s ambitions over the next few years includes the following:
- In 2012 compete in the AGR2 and two-star (double handed transatlantic races)
- In 2013 compete in single handed global ocean race (40 foot boats)
- In 2016 compete in the Vendée Globe, which is the ultimate in single-handed racing; round the world non-stop in 60ft high performance boats
In addition to competing, Pip writes a number of regular articles and blogs for Yachting World (which has a magazine circulation of 21,000 and 33,500 unique online readers, both per month), as well as an active following through social media and is a writer and presenter, with a number of sailing video’s which have already been filmed due to be rolled out from early 2012 onwards.
In addition, Pip also works alongside Brian Thompson as a founder and coach of Britain’s first solo sailing centre in Gosport. Pip is extremely hard-working and dedicated to achieving her goals, is confident and out-going and is a natural communicator.
boast are delighted to be working with Pip in looking for sponsors and partners interested in joining Pip on her exciting journey over the next few years. Please contact us for an open discussion on the types of opportunities which can be created through Pip, to not only maximise your involvement, but to also go through the value and benefits you would gain through your association.
With the Mini Transat starting very soon, we will be keeping a close eye on Pip’s progress via the official race tracker, so please make sure you’re following us via our own facebook page to keep track of Pip’s progress in the race.