The boats taking part in the Fastnet Race are in Cowes and getting ready to set sail on Sat 3 August, including Sheevra, the boat being sailed by Jonathan and Pippa
Sheevra, the boat, is a Swan 36 launched in 1969, designed by Sparkman and Stephens (S&S) she is small and old compared to modern racing yachts but renowned for her sailing ability and seaworthiness.
The skipper is Jonathan and the first mate, navigator and cook is Pippa. To follow their progress throughout the race, click here.
You can show your support for Jonathan and Pippa, who are kindly raising funds for MPN Voice, by donating via their JustGiving page.