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Magma Structures announce sponsorship of British sailor for solitaire du Figaro 2015

News International-French

20 Mar 2015

Alan, has been a professional sailor since 2012, and spent 2013/14 as a graduate at the world-renowned Artemis Sailing Academy honing his offshore solo sailing skills.

Magma Structures is a global leader in carbon fibre technology and offers world-class structural engineering expertise and flexible composite manufacturing from its base in Portsmouth in the UK.

Alan Roberts, 24, is already an accomplished sailor as well as being a Naval Architect graduate with experience in building light-weight composite boats as well as the design of bluewater cruising yachts and IRC race boats. Twice winner of the coveted Endeavour Champion of Champions dinghy title, Alan is also a former National Champion in the RS200, Merlin Rocket and XoD. In 2014 Alan was first in class in the RORC Cherbourg Race as well as being the first double hander to finish in his Figaro.

Magma Structures are a fast-growing ambitious, young company specialising in the engineering design and manufacture of complex large composite structures. The company has unparalleled experience in the design and manufacture of 60m+ free-standing yacht rigs and works across a number of sectors including construction, transport, civil engineering, oil and gas to provide cutting edge composite products.

Clive Johnson, Managing Director of Magma Structures commented, "We’re excited to be sponsoring Alan Roberts in his Solitaire du Figaro 2015 campaign. Alan is an ambitious and hard-working individual who will be taking on some tough challenges in the months to come. Magma Structures is no stranger to challenging projects and is currently building some of the world’s most technical and innovative, free-standing masts in excess of 60 metres.”

The Solitaire du Figaro is a tough, demanding, single-handed, offshore sailing race. The 2015 race will take place 22nd May - 28th June.

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