Helen Fretter

Helen Fretter

Helen has a background of racing one-design keelboats and IRC yachts, and competed for many seasons at Solent events such as Cowes Week and the Commodores’ Cup, as well as regattas in Cork, Deauville, Cascais, Kiel and the Caribbean.

Helen joined Yachting World in 2016, and was formerly Deputy Editor of Yachts & Yachting magazine. She has also worked as a communications manager and writer for events such as the Vendée Globe, Barcelona World Race, Round the Island Race, and America’s Cup World Series.

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A record fleet of 33 skippers started the Vendée Globe on Sunday, 8 November at 1302 local time (1202 GMT) and four of them have already seen their race ended…