McMurdo Press Release

Alex was recently invited to the McMurdo factory in Portsmouth to receive the first of the new range of EPIRB’s. McMurdo/Kannad have been supporting the PixelBoat campaign for a while now, supplying Alex with all the latest electrical safety equipment, including two new VHF radios and the latest technology AIS transponder. Here is their press…

Latest sail sponsors – Viessman

The latest sail to be sponsored is back from being branded by Ocean Art in Swanwick. Boiler manufacturer Viessman decided to take on the Code 5 and have their logo on for the upcoming World Record attempts, including the Solo Non-Stop Around the World record next year. Once Pixel Flyer goes back in the water…

Out the water

Pixel Flyer is out the water at Endeavour Quays at the moment having some work done. Whilst in Ramsgate she was unfortunately involved in an incident – nothing to do with me – she was moored up and I wasn’t even on-board at the time (I was racing on another boat for the day). She…

Every pixel tells a story

One of the things we love about the PixelBoat, are the stories behind the pixels. People are getting involved for all sorts of different reasons. One recent email we had in from Abigail after hearing Alex speaking: Dear Alex Thank you for the interesting talks on board our recent transatlantic trip on the Britannia. They…

New Clothing Sponsor – Helly Hansen

We are pleased to announce that Helly Hansen have come onboard as clothing suppliers to the Pixel Boat campaign. Alex will be wearing the latest Aegir ocean wet weather clothing as well as mid layers and thermals. ‘Helly Hansen have always been very well respected in the marine environment and I will certainly be putting…

Getting ‘onboard’ Pixel Flyer

The sides of Pixel Flyer are a growing ¬†mosaic of images – we have no idea what it is going to look like when it is finished. People have put their image on the hull for all sorts of reasons. Each one has a story to tell. For example, we were contacted by a family…

NEW WORLD RECORD

Just after¬†05:33 on Monday 2nd January, Alex and Pixel Flyer crossed the Royal Yacht Squadron start-line off Cowes to begin an attempt to set the Solo Round the Island record. 6 hours 20 minutes and 32 seconds later he crossed the line again to establish a new record (subject to ratification by the World Sailing…

Stuck for a Christmas Present?

What do you get someone, who already has most of what they want, for Christmas? It’s that time of year when you may be stuck with what to get your partner or loved ones for a Christmas present. Having their picture on the side of the Pixel Flyer as we aim for the Round the…

Cleaning the hull

This weeks job has been to clean the hull. As we haven’t been sailing for a while, weed and silt has had a chance to build up on the hull. If we are sailing regularly then the movement of the boat through the water prevents anything growing on the hull which slows the boat down….

At the top of the mast

After breaking the old main halyard a few weeks ago, we now have the new one from English Braids. As it is a 2:1 system, it means that one end is permanently attached at the top of the mast. You can see in the picture that there is a metal ‘dog-bone’ that sits on top…