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…

The long wait!!

Well our waiting may finally be over soon. The plan is to leave Falmouth just after midnight and head to the start at Lands End. The tracker will begin 15 minute updates once we leave the marina (Tracker link) – I will try and tweet and update the blog when I can, you can also…

Length of Britain record attempt

Well once this little lot has gone away then we can head out from Falmouth where the boat is now and begin our crack at the ‘Length of Britain’ record. There is no record currently so we will be setting the benchmark. The latest is to head out lunchtime on Thursday. The tracker will be…

Next Challenge coming soon

Well the first proper article has been printed in the November edition of All at Sea.¬†(Online article) The next challenge looks like a record attempt in Pixel Flyer in early December from Lands End to John O’Groats. We have the backing of the Scottish sailing association and the Minister of sport for Scotland amongst others….

If you want to follow us…

Tracker link: WWW.MY.YB.TL/VELOCITYMADEGOOD We leave today at around 1400 from Haslar marina in Gosport and aim to arrive in Cascais near Lisbon in about 7 days time. The tracker is set to update our position to the website every 6 hours – so keep checking back to see how we are getting on… Please follow…

First solo sail

Well it had to happen sometime, so might as well start getting used to the idea of sailing the boat solo. Although the engine still has a few gremlins it seems, everything else went to plan. With a hand casting off from the marina, ‘Pixel Flyer*’ and I headed out in to Portsmouth harbour to…

6 years in the making…

Well, it has been 6 years in the making to get to this point. Last week Paula and I went over to Caen to see the boat and begin drawing on the thousands of squares for the ‘pixels’ on the hull of the boat. Working over 10′ up in the air in the rain wasn’t…

Not long to wait now…

We are now in to August and Cowes week is beckoning. Once that is passed then we will only have a few weeks to wait until we bring the boat, GBR112, back to the UK. The first thing for the team to do will be to start the branding of the hull with the existing…

New Blog starts here.

I have no idea who may read this, but i hope that as the campaign builds momentum that more and more people will check back here to see how things are going. I will be sharing my thoughts, hopes and experiences on here. I will also be keeping everyone updated with the latest news on…