Pip Hare is a professional ocean racing sailor, with a wealth of experience over the past 16 years in the marine industry, clocking up over 120,000 miles across the worlds’ oceans, including the Pacific, the Atlantic and as far south as Patagonia.
With steely determination and a high ambition, Pip achieved has taken part in a major short handed Ocean Racing campaign every year since her first OSTAR in 2009.
Since this first race Pip has become the Only British Sailor to every finish the coveted international mini transat race twice as well as winning the 2010 Two Handed Round Britain and Ireland Race overall with co-skipper Phil Stubbs.
In 2016 Pip was part of Team Aperito, for the 3 Peaks Yacht Race, which was led by Elin Haf Davies – (Who has also been on the Tough Girl Podcast)– the sailors on the team were Pip and Nikki Curwen, – and the runners were TV presenter and Ultra racer Lowri Morgan and Jo Jackson.
Suffering from the cold
Being based in Poole
Racing in the Caribbean
Getting Pip to introduce herself
Growing up in London before moving over to East Anglia
Sailing from a young age, but not really enjoying it
Developing a passion for sailing while doing her A’level
Taking a year out after A’levels and getting her Yacht Master & sailing on tall ships
Starting to become aware of single handed ocean racing
Making a decision about university and telling her family
Could she have a career in the sailing industry
Remembering back to the first time she was out of site of land
The big difference between being isolation and being lonely
Dealing with a lack of confidence and not going after her dreams until she was 35
Her first single handed ocean race from Uruguay to the UK which took 58 days
Finding a sponsor and why she decided to try
How to plan for sailing across the Atlantic!
Physical fitness and how she gets herself ready for a crossing
How sleeping works while out on the ocean, and why she has learnt how to capnap
Training her body over the years to cope with the conditions on the ocean
The race which stands out as the most memorable
How to qualify for the Mini Transat
Taking the next step up
Winning the 2010 Round Britain & Ireland Race
Planning and strategy for racing
What she loves about ocean racing
The Three Peaks Yacht Race - one of the most epic endurance races the world has to offer
How the team came together in a very short time period
The sailing and the transitions
Doing the Three Peaks Yacht Race in July 2017 as a pair!
Top tips and advice for you!
“The greatest adventure is what lies ahead”
Website - www.pipoceanracing.com
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