Timothy Long Sailing


Timothy Long

Aged 18, a top young British talent in professional solo offshore racing

One of the most exciting young offshore racing talents outside France, Tim first made his mark in 2020 when, aged 15, he sailed solo Round Britain, to widespread acclaim in yachting , local and national media:

“Rising Teenage Star” – Yachting Monthly

“Someone to watch” – BBC South Today

“I’m sure we’re going to hear more of you” – Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

Well…Sir Robin was right!

Fast forward to 2023 and aged 18, weeks after sitting his A’ levels, Timothy successfully finished his first professional solo offshore race in the French Figaro 3 class, a highly competitive fleet, renowned for creating the sailing legends of the future.

Solitaire du Figaro 2024

Tim is seeking sponsorship for his 2024 campaign to compete in the full Figaro 3 racing series, culminating in the Solitaire du Figaro

2000nm. Solo. One of sailing’s most gruelling races.

Pushing sailors to their limits of physical and mental endurance.

Figaro 3: One design. Foiling. Built for maximum performance.

Creating an intensity where results are based solely on the ability of the sailor, and finishes often separated by seconds

Every Vendée Globe winner since 1992 has previously completed the Solitaire du Figaro.

Come and hear Tim speaking on:

Saturday 16th Sept. 11:30am – Foredeck stage: panel discussion on ‘Getting afloat’

Monday 18th Sept. 14:00 – boatfolk stand: “Foiling Around: the highs and lows of offshore racing”

Tuesday 19th Sept. 12:30 – Foredeck stage: getting into boating with #boatgen & Andrew Simpson Foundation

Tuesday 19th Sept. 14:30 – Foredeck stage: “Sailing through my teenage years: lessons learnt on the water”

Tuesday 19th Sept. 16:00-19:00 – Holiday Inn: SIBS Careers Fair

Sunday 24th Sept. 12:00 – boatfolk stand: “Foiling Around: the highs and lows of offshore racing”