The Battle of Channel
Starting and finishing in the Normandy city of Caen, the race integrates the English Channel, the Celtic Sea and the Irish Sea. The event is usually windy, fast, and demanding over a 1,000 mile course in complex navigation zones, where tactics and game-playing are absolutely key.
Last year Phil and co-skipper Pablo Santurde won the race in a record-breaking time of 4 days, 11 hours 15 minutes and 50 seconds finishing 3 hours ahead of second place. To defend this race win for 2018 will, without a doubt, be the core objective.