A new conference, organised by Petit Bateau, will take place on 17 March in Southampton, UK

Sixty singlehanded sailors will be gathering in Southampton on March 17th for the first SOLO SAILING CONFERENCE organised by Racing at Petit Bateau Ltd.

The agenda will include the latest developments from the Class 40 scene with presentations from top designers and builders with feedback from the skippers on how these powerful boats perform on the race course.

All the forthcoming amateur solo races will be represented with news from the Mini class in UK on their events, Jester Challenge looking ahead to 2010,and Petit Bateau’s own races in 2007 and 2008.

The exciting new class 9.50 proposal by JM Vidal will be show-cased for the first time in the UK by the design promoters.

This is the first such gathering of solo racing enthusiasts in the UK and promises to be a landmark pre-season event in the solo scene.

The conference is being held at Southampton from 2pm to 7pm on Saturday 17th March 2007, tickets are £25 in advance and are available from racing@petitbateau.org.uk