Printing Crazy brand our Team Clothing

The brilliant team at Printing Crazy near Hamble have done an amazing job of branding our Helly Hansen kit. As well as having the PixelBoat logo on the front and back, we have the new Fasthosts branded sails on show as well as some of the other major suppliers and sail sponsors on the front….

Sail painting

Thanks to Trudy and Gere at Ocean Art the sails are starting to look pretty awesome. In their well appointed unit in Swanwick near Southampton they have the Mainsail and Solent laid out on the floor. Monday was spent preparing the sails. Taping up all the trim lines and the white edges to the sails…

New sails arrive.

Today the new sails, designed and built by Ultimate Sails and sponsored by Fasthosts, arrive. Lots of jobs to do first, such as removing the old mainsail. After a long process of fitting the C-Tech battens the new carbon main goes up and fits perfectly. The sail has been cut slightly different to the old…

New sails

Thanks to Fasthosts and Ultimate sails, we will very soon have some of the latest technology new carbon sails on Pixel Flyer. They are due to arrive in early January. The first job will be to remove the current sails, no mean feat with over 70 square metres of fully battened mainsail – almost twice…

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…