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…

Repairs Finished

Well Desty Marine have excelled once again with their work. Two weeks ago Pixel Flyer came out the water after being holed on the port quarter. Because of the foam sandwich construction it wasn’t simply a matter of filling the hole and applying some gel-coat over the top. First, the hole had to be opened…

PF comes out of the water for repairs

A couple of weeks ago, Pixel Flyer was hit in the marina by another boat and unfortunately their boarding ladder punctured the hull which means we have been unable to use the boat until it is repaired. Desty Marine at Endeavour Quays have worked on the boat before and Mark there knows what he is…

Help bring the record home

Although we have come a long way since setting out on this journey over 9 years ago, there is still a lot we need to do and sort out before the off in November this year – now only 5 months away! The Pixel sales are ticking along and every little bit really does help…

Sail testing – well kind of!

As there was very little wind out today, and I needed a second pair of hands to remove and test the water-maker, I decided it might be a good idea to get out the storm jib and put it up. Especially as I hadn’t taken this sail out of it’s bag since getting the boat…

Hurry up and wait…

Well the wind gods certainly aren’t playing ball at the moment for the next record attempt. Since getting back from Antigua Race Week a few weeks ago we have been eagerly watching the weather out in the Atlantic. Although there have been a few nice low pressure systems coming across they have either gone the…

Beautiful weather for training

Mid May and the sun is shining. After dealing with several minor issues onboard it is time to get back out training and make sure all the systems are working properly. In a light breeze we had the chance to get out the big masthead Code 3 Gennaker for some practice, reaching along at 12…

Sailing again

At Last we have been out sailing properly with the new sails and they are looking great. The Fasthosts branding really stands out. It wasn’t very windy that day so we took the opportunity to put our cameraman Lewis up the rig to get some action shots. In face he got more than he bargained…

A HUGE thank you

As the project reaches a climax and the Round the World Record is getting closer, we just wanted to acknowledge all those who have helped so far with getting the project to this point. Fasthosts – a UK based website hosting business based in Gloucester. They have been hosting the alexalley.com website now for many…

New FASTHOSTS sails now onboard

At long last, the mast is back in the boat, the electrics are connected up and we finally have the chance to put up the new Fasthosts branded mainsail and Solent. The carbon mainsail has been cut slightly higher to allow the boom to be raised about 30cm at the aft end, this is to…