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Team Challenge Racing Ties Up Deal with Marlow Ropes

Marlow has partnered with Team Challenge Racing, a youth offshore sailing team, to provide all the running rigging for the team’s Sigma 38 boat. Marlow, the world’s leading marine leisure rope manufacturer, has upgraded the Sigma 38 with the latest D2 Dyneema running rigging  - a high strength, light weight all round performer with a pre-stretched D12 78 core and 24 plait polyester jacket which...
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A Sustainable Future!

Sunday morning saw the Team Challenge Racing squad conduct their first Beach Clean Up. As part of the team’s Sustainability plan they aim to conduct a clean-up at every location that they visit for a period of 24 hours or more. The entire squad were shocked by the vast quantity of litter that they found on the foreshore. Items ranging from cotton buds to beer bottles and IPhone screens were fou...
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Oldland/ Watts Aquadanca Trophy

Team Challenge Racing are delighted to announce that they have been awarded The Oldland/ Watts Aquadanca Trophy by the Royal Ocean Racing Club! The Trophy is presented to the Sigma 38 with the highest number of points over the duration of the RORC Series. The team will be accepting the award at the  RORC Annual Dinner and Prize Giving on Saturday 19th November. Team Director/ Skipper Charlie El...
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A Steep Learning Curve

After a few long days of prepping the boat and with some crew members embarking on their first offshore race, the anticipation with high on the Cowes start line on Friday evening. What would the next 24 hours bring? After a conservative, downwind and down tide start we began in a strong position ahead of most of our fleet. The reach to the forts carried its own challenges, staying in the deeper...
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A Race of Firsts

There was a loud buzz from a horn as Team Challenge Racing drifted across the finish line. They had just finished their first race, 24 hours offshore! Cheers and handshakes rang around as the exhausted crew began the short motor back to Hamble. The sailors arrived at the dock with a mixture of feelings; relief, achievement and a desire for more. For many it was their first time offshore, it had...
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The Offensive Dinghy

Team Challenge Racing pairs up with White Ocean Racing to experience what it is like to sail on one of the fastest monohulls in the world. At 05:30 two excited teenagers left their house in Southampton and drove up to Weymouth, to crew on Steve White’s Volvo Open 70 (Blu Qube). The early start wasn’t something that couldn’t be fixed with a lot of caffeine and some loud music. The roads were qui...
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