Phil Sharp's Channel Record is Ratified by WSSRC

by Carl Reavey on 7th December 2016 in Our People, Other stuff

The World Sailing Speed Record Council ("WSSRC") has officially ratified a new Cowes to Dinard monohull world record for yachtsman Phil Sharp and his ...

Phil Sharp smashes #ChannelRecord

by Carl Reavey on 25th November 2016 in Other stuff

Phil Sharp has established a new World Speed Sailing Monohull Record, single-handed across the English Channel from Cowes, Isle of Wight to Dinard, Fr...

Alex Ellis Roswell and the RNLI

by Jane Carswell on 8th November 2016 in Other stuff

“The hill, though high, I covet to ascend; The difficulty will not me offend, For I perceive the way to life lies here." John Bunyan...

Heavy weather in the Normandy

by Carl Reavey on 14th September 2016 in Other stuff

Skipper Phil Sharp reports from aboard his yacht 'IMERYS' in the Normandy Channel Race: "Currently we're screaming down a wave at 20knots, and averagi...

Yachtsman Phil Sharp prepares for the ‘Normandy’

by Carl Reavey on 8th September 2016 in Other stuff

Sunday the 11th of September will see a record 30 Class 40 boats on the start line of the Normandy Channel Race.  This is a double-handed 1000nm endu...

What drives Phil Sharp?

by Carl Reavey on 17th August 2016 in Other stuff

Ted Heath memorably described ocean racing as being like standing under a cold shower tearing up £10 notes. What’s the appeal for yachtsman Phil Sh...

The finish of the Transat Quebec-St Malo

by Carl Reavey on 25th July 2016 in Other stuff

Bruichladdich are proud supporters of the Phil Sharp Racing team and their Class 40 yacht 'Imerys'....

Last day of the TransatQSM

by Carl Reavey on 22nd July 2016 in Other stuff

Phil Sharp has sent us what will probably be his last blog post from his Class 40 yacht 'Imerys' as the Transat Quebec-St Malo reaches its climax....

Talking to the skipper aboard 'Imerys'

by Carl Reavey on 21st July 2016 in Other stuff

Rebecca Linder, Marketing and Communications director at Phil Sharp Racing, talks to the skipper aboard 'Imerys' in the North Atlantic as the yacht en...

More sail problems aboard 'Imerys'

by Carl Reavey on 19th July 2016 in Other stuff

Skipper Phil Sharp writes from aboard 'Imerys' in the North Atlantic: "We are now at over half distance in the Transat Quebec - St Malo and in second ...

'Imerys' Spinnaker splits in TRANSATQSM

by Carl Reavey on 18th July 2016 in Other stuff

We are now at over half distance in the Transat Quebec - St Malo and in second place behind the Spanish on Tales II. The last few days have been serio...

Phil Sharp's Blog - Day 6 of the TransatQSM

by Carl Reavey on 16th July 2016 in Other stuff

"I have just come off the helm after probably some  of the most exhilarating sailing you could ever ask  for. Conditions are downwind, 25 kts wind,...

Adrien's Birthday aboard Imerys

by Carl Reavey on 14th July 2016 in Other stuff

All is going well aboard Imerys and we are now out of the St Lawrence River and charging towards our next mark - the island of St Pierre, off the sout...

TRANSATQSM - FIRST DAY

by Carl Reavey on 12th July 2016 in Other stuff

PHIL'S DAY 1 BLOG...

The awesome Three Peaks Yacht Race

by Carl Reavey on 9th June 2016 in Other stuff

The Three Peaks Yacht Race is a tough endurance event in which teams of four or five, based on yachts, set sail from Barmouth and sequentially despatc...

The Scottish Series 2016

by Carl Reavey on 26th May 2016 in Other stuff

Bruichladdich and The Botanist will be supporting the Silvers Marine Scottish Series of yacht races once again this year....

Phil's Battle of The Atlantic

by Carl Reavey on 17th May 2016 in Other stuff

Phil Sharp is facing significant problems in The Transat bakerly as he tries to complete the single handed race across the Atlantic....

Transat Update from Phil Sharp

by Christy McFarlane on 5th May 2016 in Other stuff

Reporting from his Class40 yacht Imerys, Phil Sharp comments on a difficult 24 hours following problems with his spinnaker and looks to ride the top o...

Phil Sharp sails The Transat

by Carl Reavey on 2nd May 2016 in Other stuff

It was essentially a chance encounter that brought yachtsman Phil Sharp and Bruichladdich together, but we were intrigued and excited by his proposal ...

Laddies support High School Breakfast Club

by Carl Reavey on 20th April 2016 in Our People, Other stuff

We are pleased to have been able to help with the funding of a popular ‘Breakfast Club’ for pupils at Islay High School.  Twice a week (on Tuesda...

Sharp Qualifies for 'Transat'

by Carl Reavey on 19th April 2016 in Other stuff

Yachtsman Phil Sharp  has successfully qualified for the solo ‘Tran...

Hole and Corner Magazine

by Carl Reavey on 8th April 2016 in Place, Exploring History, Other stuff

Hole and Corner is a magazine that celebrates "craft, beauty, passion and skill"....

New Laddie Giftboxes available

by Jane Carswell on 5th February 2016 in Talking Whisky, Other stuff

The presence of presents; the Laddie shop, and other similarly distinguished retail outlets such as Fortnum and Masons, in London's Piccadilly, and Ha...

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by Carl Reavey on 21st December 2015 in Other stuff

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