Concise 2Class 40Akilaria 2Sail No.GBR 93Boat Length12.18Simon CostainDouble-handedOwned by Team Concise and raced very successfully until 2017 then Simon Costain bought her. Pete Goss sailed her in the Route Du Rhum and Ned Collier Wakefield and Sam Goodchild across the Atlantic race. She won the Round Britain and Normandy Channel race on two occasions.
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I've sailed in the AZAB twice before, firstly 2011 in the Class 40 FORTITUDE, but had to retire with a broken bowsprit 600nm out; but completed the 2015 races in my X-50 XANADU. I now race the Akilaria 2 Class 40 CONCISE 2 and really look forward to the 2019 races out and hopefully back again! In the meantime I have completed my third Atlantic trip, this time in XANADU, incorporating the Caribbean 600 race and Antigua race week. I'm looking forward to the AZAB again, with the welcome break and camaraderie in Ponta Delgarda, this time with my long term sailing buddy Paul Hooker on the outbound leg and with my brother Adam Costain on the return, both of whom have sailed and raced with me many miles offshore.
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