End of the Road – for now…

Well, first of all I just want to say a massive thank you to you all for contributing to this amazing adventure – and it certainly has been an adventure for me. Although I was unable to read your comments directly on the boat, Paula would regularly send me through the comments, and believe me,…

At last it’s time to go

After 10 years planning and then a frustrating 8 weeks waiting for the weather window to open – the time has come to cast off the lines and head out to sea. We will be leaving from Haslar Marina in Gosport and sailing down the Solent, past the Needles and towards the start line. I…

Latest News

Latest News Not long now Susie rescued from Southern Ocean A few notable thanks   Finally it looks like we are about to get the long awaited break in the weather – at last! It has been a very long and frustrating wait, but we are now starting to see a more settled weather pattern…

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…