Lighthouse date for Pip Hare

PIP Hare, only the ninth woman in history to complete the Vendée Globe round the world race, is coming to Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre to give a talk on Tuesday 6th July.

Pip has announced that she has renewed her partnership with Medallia and bought a foiling IMOCA yacht for her 2024 Vendée Globe campaign.

More men have walked on the moon than women have completed the Vendée Globe – and in An Evening with Pip Hare  she will share her first-hand account of sailing single-handed non-stop around the world for three months in the 24,000-mile yacht race known as the Everest of the Seas.

BBC Radio Solent’s Breakfast In Dorset presenter Steve Harris will lead a question-and-answer session so the audience will have the chance to talk to Pip directly.

Lighthouse chief executive Elspeth McBain says: “Pip is an absolute inspiration to us all, so we were absolutely delighted that she accepted our invitation to share the inside story of her incredible achievement with our audience.”

Pip began her 2020 campaign with no title backer and a tiny budget but having secured American software company Medallia as a sponsor just months ahead of the start of the 2020 race, she delivered an incredible race in one of the oldest boats in the fleet.

Tickets for An Evening with Pip Hare are available at