Huntingdon woman heads for the sea in transatlantic solo race

FORMER Hinchingbrooke School pupil Pippa Hildesley set off across the Atlantic on Monday (May 25) morning, taking part in the world s oldest solo ocean challenge. Pippa, 35, only recently qualified for the race after completing a massive 6,500 solo sai

FORMER Hinchingbrooke School pupil Pippa Hildesley set off across the Atlantic on Monday (May 25) morning, taking part in the world's oldest solo ocean challenge.

Pippa, 35, only recently qualified for the race after completing a massive 6,500 solo sailing trip from Uruguay to the England in her boat, The Shed.

The journey - followed in the pages of The Hunts Post - challenged all of Pippa's sailing skills and will put her in a good position for the OSTAR transatlantic race.

She said: "It has been a hell of a job, but I think I am ready to do the OSTAR. The help and support I have received over the last two and a half months has really blown me away."

Her boat has been refitted for the race from Plymouth, England, to Newport, Rhode Island.

More than 30 sailors will be competing in the race.

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You will be able to follow Pippa's progress online and in The Hunts Post.

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