The Sailjuice Podcast

How Wizard won the Fastnet Race, with winner David Askew

August 13, 2019

David Askew has to pinch himself that - along with his brother and co-owner Peter - he keeps on winning major offshore races with his VO70 Wizard. This is the Volvo Open 70, Groupama, which won the Volvo Ocean Race in 2011/12 before the round-the-world format switched to the VO65 one-designs. Of course it was going to be a solid offshore boat, but for it to perform so well to IRC - a rule it wasn't designed for - must come as a surprise even to the Askews. We spoke to David just after he won the Rolex Fastnet Race in Plymouth....


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