Ashbridges sailor to skipper a Clipper

Hikers in Wales saw a rare sight last month – sailors. Twelve sailors were recently chosen to skipper the dozen ocean yachts that will race this year’s Clipper Round the World. Starting in August, the 10-month, 40,000 nautical mile race is the longest of its kind. One of the skippers is Diane Reid, 42, who […]

Disaster doesn’t sink sailor’s spirit

“Shipwrecked on the Canary Islands” is a memorable, if not so merry way to sign a Christmas card. Beach sailor Diane Reid came awfully close to doing it. Reid is now home safe after a broken part on her mast forced her to quit the Mini Transat – a solo race from France to Guadeloupe […]

ABYC sailor takes on 3,700 nautical mile challenge

Sailor Diane Reid is racing across the Atlantic solo, and in a boat you can fit in your living room. Just 6.5 metres long, but almost half as wide, Reid’s ‘Mini’ series sailboat is small but sturdy – a good thing as she races her first Mini Transat, which this year means sailing non-stop from […]