IMOCA Globe Series13th
Points234 pts
Age50 (2/7/74)
Top performanceFinisher du Vendée Globe 2020-21
Joined Imoca on2018
TeamPip Hare Ocean Racing
BasePoole (UK)


After a career as a professional skipper that began at the age of 18, Pip Hare started sailing competitively late in life by participating, like many sailors, in the Mini-Transat in 2011. She repeated the experience two years later and then chose to enter a larger class in 2015 by starting the Transat Jacques Vabre on a Class40.

In 2018, the British skipper chose to turn her dreams into reality by taking over the reins of the IMOCA Suberbigou, built in 2000 by Bernard Stamm.

Pip Hare is above all a competitor. At the helm of the veteran of the fleet, the Briton could finally savor the happiness of being at the start on November 8, 2020, the happy conclusion of two years of hard work in preparation. The skipper left Les Sables d'Olonne with several objectives: to finish, to tell a story and to withstand all the trials of the race. 

For many skippers and observers, Pip Hare, by her courage, tenacity and self-sacrifice is THE revelation of this ninth edition. The sailor has impressed many. Everyone recognizes the sensational race that she has achieved alongside foilers seven years younger on average than her boat. All along the course, she made her monohull move forward with talent, achieving incredible sailing times compared to its usual capacities.

In 2021, she bought Louis Burton's IMOCA boat (Bureau Vallée 2) and pursued her dream of sailing alongside Medallia. She quickly got used to her new boat and even finished 12th in the Route du Rhum in 2022.

Sailing Highlights

2023 : Retour à La Base - 11th
2023 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 12th
2023 : Rolex Fastnet Race - 26th
2022 : Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - 12th
2022 : Vendée Arctique - 13th
2022 : Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 17th
2020-2021 : Vendée Globe - 19th
2019 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 24th
2019 : Rolex Fastnet Race - 13th
2019 : Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 15th
Other highlights

2015: Transat Jacques Vabre - 9th (Class40)

2015: Bermuda Race - 15th
2013: Mini Transat - 16th
2011: Mini Transat - 17th


Sail numberGBR 77
ArchitectVPLP - Verdier
Construction2015, CDK Technologies, Port-La-Forêt
Former namesBanque Populaire VIII, Bureau Vallée II
Length18,28 m
Beam5,80 m
Draught4,5 m
Weight6,5 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
Sail area max.
Upwind300 m2
Downwind600 m2
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