Weather Update

It seems that looking at the weather has become a regular pastime in this house. Every day I receive an update from Nick outlining the forecasts. Then I usually download a weather file and get a handle on things as well. The next thing I do is download several GRIB files (weather files) and then…

Spray hood

Latest News – Still here! This Weeks News Weather update New Spray screen Follow the PixelBoat I can’t believe I’m still here waiting for the weather window. The original plan was to leave for the record at the start of November, but we are now looking at at least another 10 days before anything changes…

Emotional roller-coaster

Well, these last few days have been a real roller-coaster of emotions. After waiting for two weeks, watching the very volatile weather systems out in the Atlantic hammer the race boats in the Route du Rhum, I suddenly got an early morning call from Nick my weather router saying could I be ready to cross…

Sweepstake latest

With probably just over a week to go before leaving and therefore closing the sweepstake to new entries, below are the latest times people have guessed. Join in while you still have chance and guess Alex’s final elapsed time. The current record is 137d 20h 1m 57s. One guess is £5 or you can have…

The waiting game

Well the original plan was to leave the UK today or tomorrow and sail to France to then wait for the weather window to head south across Biscay and in to the trade winds. However, the weather gods are conspiring against us at the moment and there are a series of large depressions coming across…

Sweepstake Latest

With less than 1 week to go before departure there is still time to email us your guesses. Below are the latest guesses of Alex’s elapsed time for the record. It is £5 per guess, or £20 for 5 guesses. The closest one will win the prize fund which currently stands at almost £300. Half…

Only a few days left to buy Pixels and get your picture on the boat

As we are now getting close to leaving the UK, time is running out for getting Pixels as we simply won’t have the time to print them and put them on the hull. We have decided that SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER IS THE DEADLINE FOR BUYING PIXELS. Any Pixels bought and paid for before this weekend will…

World Record Sweep-Stake

Your chance to win… As time is approaching to the start of the record, we have started a sweep-stake of the time Alex will take to sail around the world. It is £5 per go or 5 goes for £20. Simply email your guesses to us team@alexalley.com and once payment is received via the PayPal buttons…

Fundraising Evening Cruise

The Final Push Join us for an evening cruise with a two-course meal followed by cheese board and an auction. Please join us for a fundraising evening cruise in support of the PixelBoat World Record attempt. By buying tickets and bidding in the on-board auction, your money will help Alex to bring the record home….

Supporter Shirts now available

Dave at Etchers.co.uk has very kindly made some PixelBoat supporters T-Shirts available direct. They come in all sizes and are made to order. Simply go to the website to order yours. We will be giving a prize to the best picture sent in wearing it. Anyone wearing it to the Leaving Party will get their…