Alan Roberts is a wide-ranging watersports enthusiast, offshore sailor, dinghy sailor, SUP-er and kayaker - someone who uses a diverse range of kit while out on the water. His main campaign for 2018 has been in the Figaro with La Solitaire and concentrating on his offs...

A different kind of sailing ... or was it?

I had the pleasure and honour of being invited to race aboard the revolutionary sailing yacht Maltese Falcon in the Perini Navi Cup 2018 in the stunning race venue of Porto Cervo. The first thing you notice when you walk down t...

Clawed back a top 10!

I have to be honest with you, catching a stomach bug before the start of a race, not sleeping and not eating for a couple days before is not ideal preparation and can’t be recommended. But life goes on and we must deal with the curve balls that get...

Tomorrow is the start of the Lehavre Allmercup. having being here for a week, preparing and training the boat is in fine shape for the start tomorrow.

Unfortunately the same can't be said for the skipper, having captured some form of stomach bug Alan has been taken out...


Champagne sailing last weekend for the Grand Prix Guyader.

I had the great opportunity to join Figaro and Vendee Globe ledgend Yann Eliès on his IMOCA boat with new sponsor UCAR.

With coastal racing and speed runs it was a real...

Alan crossed the finish line in 3rd place. The best British result in this race, and Alan's personal best in 4 years on the circuit 

He finished only 5 minutes behind race winner Anthony Marchand and 30 seconds behind 2nd place Alexis Loison 

 "I'm very happy w...

First race of the season is done, the best way to describe this race at the end is a bit of a lottery. it felt like playing a game of Mario carts, where boats shot off ahead and some got left behind, with others picking up magic speed boosts and overtaking every one be...

Exposure Lights are delighted to announce their support of Alan Roberts (28) for his 2018 campaign to race in the La Solitaire Urgo Le Figaro Race, which starts in August.

This will be Alan's fifth challenge in the Race, which is held as one of the toughest, most respec...

Cracking conditions this week for training with Pôle Finistère Course au Large I was lucky enough to have Paul Meilhat from SMAVoile to train with me double handed on the figaro. 

A week of training and racing, Needless to say i learn a huge amount from Paul as he himse...

A really intresting Course for the 2018 solitaire , Unfortunatly there will be no UK stop over but we will do a fly by past the south coast on Leg 1. 

Breif discription of legs;

Leg 1

With two channel crossings, the south coast of England from East of the IOW to Wolf Rock...

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Alan Roberts is a professional sailor who has sailed a variety of dinghy classes, sports boats and keel boats where he has gained a reputation for being a hard worker with a very focussed, methodical mind-set.

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