Pip Hare



  • Pool
  • 48 years old

Having sailed round the world, non-stop, alone as part of the 2020/21 Vendee Globe race, Pip Hare took her place in history as only the 8th woman to ever finish the race. She started the race as the underdog, battling for her place in a fleet of the world's best offshore solo sailors. By the time she finished three months later, she'd won the admiration of her peers and the hearts of her growing number of followers. Pip emerged as the skipper who smashed expectations and pushed her old boat to a performance few thought possible. With one Vendee Globe complete, Pip is now well on her way to the next solo circumnavigation in 2024. Her sponsor, Medallia, is staying onboard as title for the next race and she’s got a new foiling boat – one that’s already a record holder. Pip also has a professional team to support as she builds on her skill and experience to make the most of the opportunities on the IMOCA racing calendar and the lead up to the next Vendee Globe. The Vendee Arctic is a challenge that will test Pip in her new boat and she’s relishing the chance to put it through its paces. Pip’s never one to follow the pack – and she’s determined to use the race to learn, improve and get stronger.   Pip has been a professional sailor since leaving school at 18 and has a career spanning close to 30 years. As well as a sailor, Pip is a journalist, author and a compelling speaker. 



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  • Sail number: NC
  • Former names: Banque Populaire VIII, Bureau Vallée II
  • Architect: VPLP Verdier
  • Construction: CDK Technologies
  • Launch Date: 2015
  • Length: 18,28 m
  • Beam: 5,80 m
  • Draught: 4,50 m
  • Weight: 6,5 tonnes
  • Mast height: 29 m
  • Upwind sail area: 300 m2
  • Downwind sail area: 600 m2
  • Foils: Oui

His prizelist

  • 2022 : Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 17th
  • 2020-2021 : Vendée Globe - 19th
  • 2019 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 24th
  • 2019 : Fastnet Race - 13th
  • 2019 : Bermudes 1000 Race - 15th
  • 2018 : Round Ireland Race - 2nd
  • 2017 : Caribbean 600 - 1st
  • 2015 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 9th
  • 2013 : Mini Transat - 16th
  • 2011 : Mini Transat - 17th