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 respected singled-handed events in the World. Having started racing in Optimists in Mallorca aged 10, Alan was just 23 when he qualified for the Artemis Offshore Academy in 2014. He came 9th in the Solitaire du Figaro the following year. This year, his goal is to score another solid top ten result, with the ultimate ambition of being in the top five.
Alan comments, “I simply LOVE the Exposure Lights. They are the lightest and most logical, user-friendly lights out there! Figaro racing is simply full-on. The ability to trim the sails with strong lights is great, and also to use them as an all-round tool while sailing in close-quarters. It is nice to have a head torch that does not destroy your night vision; that is strong enough to work around the boat at night, as well as trim the sails with the white light when required. It’s also a huge comfort to know you have the back-up, if needed, of highly visible and powerful strobe in a worse case scenario of falling into the sea.
Alan is in full-time training at the Pôle Finistère Course Au Large, based at Port La Foret in Brittany. Sailing with all the top Figaro and offshore sailors, and regularly undertaking three to four day intensive sessions out at sea. He will be competing in a number of smaller solo races in the build up to the Solitaire du Figaro, including the Solo Matrie COQ, Concarneau, Le Harve and Normadie.
Exposure’s Brand manager Tom Harrop adds, “We are really excited to be involved with Alan’s Figaro campaign. His solo offshore career so far is impressive with the amount he has been able to achieve. As a British manufacturer we are really keen to help young British talent in their quest for success.”