Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and i am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's battery marina in the barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has a YouTube channel of her own. Search "plymouthwelshboy".

Sunday, 18 May 2014

The facts about La Solitaire du Figaro

The boats
  • identical 33ft Figaro Beneteau 2 yachts
  • length along waterline 10.11m
  • beam 3.43m
  • displacement 3,050 kgs
The race
  • leg 1: Deauville-Plymouth June 8th arriving June 10/11th - distance 484 nautical miles via Wolf Rock and Astan Buoy off Roscoff, Brittany
  • leg 2: Plymouth-Roscoff  departing June 14th; arriving June 17/18th  distance 535 nautical miles via The Fastnet Rock
  • leg 3: Roscoff- Les sables  departing June 22nd  arriving 24/25th June   distance 505 nautical miles
  • leg 4: Les Sables - Cherbourg  depart July 29th  arriving July 1st/2nd   distance 490 nautical miles
More can be found out about the race at


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