New sail designs

Ultimate sails are now well in to the build process of the new mainsail and Solent jib. They are being built using the latest Carbon technology and design program. They are due to arrive in a couple of weeks when we will be down on Pixel Flyer, removing the old mainsail and fitting the new…

Sail Sponsor – Fasthosts

Fasthosts announces sponsorship of Solo non stop RTW record Fasthosts Sponsors Pixel Boat’s Around the World Challenge 8 November 2017 – Gloucestershire, UK. Fasthosts is pleased to announce its sponsorship of long-term customer Alex Alley, in his solo non-stop around the world record attempt on his 40ft yacht, known as Pixel Boat. Alex has been…

HMS Glamorgan article in print

AN ADVENTUROUS sailor will be paying tribute to a ship’s crew members who died during the Falklands War. Alex Alley from Gosport is looking to set a solo non-stop round the world sailing record next year – but will be stopping off to pay tribute to the personnel who gave their lives aboard HMS Glamorgan….

HMS Glamorgan memorial Poppies

Poppies at Sea When I asked Alex if he would be prepared to take time out on his brave adventure around the world, and spread poppies on the sea at the closest point of approach to the spot near the Falkland Islands, where we buried our shipmates who laid down their lives, following the Exocet…

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 – Viessmann

The latest sail to be sponsored is back from being branded by Ocean Art in Swanwick. Boiler manufacturer Viessmann 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…