Heartbeat IV

Heartbeat IV has raced in many classic offshore races either side of the Atlantic. She is a Dufour 45e and originally based in Burnham-on-Crouch on the UK East Coast.  She sailed with the East Anglian Offshore Racing Association and in events organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club.  Links to videos show Heartbeat  IV and her predecessor Dufour 44 Heartbeat III underway; in the Pattinson Cup 2011; the Sunk Race 2011; the Thames Estuary Race 2011; the Walker Challenge Cup 2011. In the last few years Heartbeat IV has campaigned in a variety of long distance races away from the UK including  in 2011 Heartbeat IV competed in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. Heartbeat IV  completed the ARC 2012 coming 3rd in the RORC Racing Division A.  She was placed 3rd in IRC Class 1 in the 2013 RORC Caribbean 600.  Other videos of Heartbeat can be found by searching YouTube or Vimeo for ‘heartbeatoffshore’.  She went to Newport,  Rhode Island to do the 2014 Newport-Bermuda Race.  Most of these races can be seen on Yellowbrick Tracker.  She did  the 2016  Caribbean 600 .  She was first British boat home inaugural  2017 Antigua-Bermuda Race , was in Bermuda for the America’s Cup and the J-Class Regatta. She returned to Antigua via Tortola, British Virgin Islands after the hurricane season.  She was in Nanny Cay for  the 2018 BVI Spring Regatta and the new Full Moon Race.  She was 2nd in the Full Moon Race. She returned to Antigua in June and is currently in Catamaran Harbour.  You can follow her progress on Twitter @OffshoreHB and Instagram at ‘heartbeatoffshore’.

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January 15th, 2019

Currently Heartbeat IV is wintering in Catamaran Marina, whilst plans for the future are being considered.  Happy New Year.  

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Inaugural Full Moon Race – British Virgin Islands 2018 – Podiumed!!

April 27th, 2018

Heartbeat IV – Inaugural Triennial Full Moon Race – British Virgin Islands Racing under the flag of the RBYC (and RORC)  Heartbeat IV came 2nd in the Inaugural Absolut Vodka Full Moon Race, an ~ 180 mile race around the 64 (or so) British Virgin Islands – yet another podium finish!  This race will be […]

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Off to the Full Moon Race and BVI Spring Regatta

March 19th, 2018

In the next few days most of the team will be arriving in Antigua to pick up Heartbeat IV from Catamaran Marina and take her to Tortola.  This is for the British Virgin Islands Spring Regatta but mainly the Round Tortola Race after which we will then go on complete the inaugural triennial Full Moon […]

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Back in Antigua via the BVI

December 9th, 2017

An intrepid crew left Bermuda at the end of the hurricane season (late November) to take Heartbeat IV from her secure mooring in Agar’s Passage (shown below) back towards Antigua. Here she is nice and comfortable in Agar’s Passage, Bermuda: Stopping only to remove a few rogue cockroaches,  the Immigration Authority of Bermuda said that […]

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America’s Cup & J-Class Regatta in Bermuda

December 3rd, 2017

So, having arrived in Bermuda after the Antigua Bermuda Race  some of the team returned to the UK whilst others disappeared to Canada or stayed on the island.   We returned a couple of weeks later with the America’s Cup in full swing. We based ourselves on Heartbeat IV with Clive and Carol White, as […]

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Antigua Bermuda Race 2017

May 26th, 2017

  Antigua Bermuda Race 2017 The Antigua Bermuda Race was organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week and is a new fixture in the offshore sailing calendar. It is likely to become a new ‘classic’ ocean race being 935 nautical miles as the crow flies, but in far from […]

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Getting Ready for the Antigua-Bermuda Race (we hope)

May 2nd, 2017

After trips in February and April,  little by little we’re getting there.  Heartbeat Iv has been in her berth at Catamaran Marina  since March (when Jason and Raffan brought her round from her stay at North Sound Marina - many thanks to Raquel,  Tom and the team there).  Assorted work is going on with sails and […]

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2017 Heartbeat IV – Antigua – Bermuda – America’s Cup

December 18th, 2016

The inaugural Antigua-Bermuda Race starts on May 12th 2017.  Heartbeat IV is entered for the Race.  She has a berth reserved at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club from arrival after the race until June 30th.  She has private boat registration for the duration of the America’s Cup series and associated events.  Heartbeat IV and the team […]

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Heartbeat IV is a Dufour 45e. Her owners are Jason & Judy Payne-James. Heartbeat IV and her predecessors raced regularly with an amateur crew in the East Anglian Offshore Racing Association Series, RORC series and Rolex Fastnet races. More recently Heartbeat IV has campaigned overseas and did the Rolex Middle Sea Race in 2011, the ARC in 2012, the RORC Caribbean 600 in 2013, the Newport-Bermuda Race in 2014, the RORC Caribbean 600 in 2016 and the inaugural Antigua-Bermuda Race in 2017. She was in the BVI to do the Round Tortola Race and the inaugural Full Moon Race (in which she came 2nd) and the BVI Spring Regatta. She is currently in Catamaran Marina in Antigua.

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