Out the water

Pixel Flyer is out the water at Endeavour Quays at the moment having some work done. Whilst in Ramsgate she was unfortunately involved in an incident – nothing to do with me – she was moored up and I wasn’t even on-board at the time (I was racing on another boat for the day). She…

Every pixel tells a story

One of the things we love about the PixelBoat, are the stories behind the pixels. People are getting involved for all sorts of different reasons. One recent email we had in from Abigail after hearing Alex speaking: Dear Alex Thank you for the interesting talks on board our recent transatlantic trip on the Britannia. They…

Getting ‘onboard’ Pixel Flyer

The sides of Pixel Flyer are a growing ┬ámosaic of images – we have no idea what it is going to look like when it is finished. People have put their image on the hull for all sorts of reasons. Each one has a story to tell. For example, we were contacted by a family…

Stuck for a Christmas Present?

What do you get someone, who already has most of what they want, for Christmas? It’s that time of year when you may be stuck with what to get your partner or loved ones for a Christmas present. Having their picture on the side of the Pixel Flyer as we aim for the Round the…

Cleaning the hull

This weeks job has been to clean the hull. As we haven’t been sailing for a while, weed and silt has had a chance to build up on the hull. If we are sailing regularly then the movement of the boat through the water prevents anything growing on the hull which slows the boat down….

At the top of the mast

After breaking the old main halyard a few weeks ago, we now have the new one from English Braids. As it is a 2:1 system, it means that one end is permanently attached at the top of the mast. You can see in the picture that there is a metal ‘dog-bone’ that sits on top…

Southampton Boatshow and Latest Sponsors

Well it was a busy Southampton Boatshow for the PixelBoat campaign. Thanks to English Braids, we had a chance to talk to people from their stand and had a lot of interest. At the show we managed to sign up Sebago as a new sponsor. They have supplied Alex with some new Deck Shoes as…

Some new sponsors

We now have Kannad, our latest┬ásponsors, with logo on-board, both in the cockpit and below decks. Kannad have supplied the team with the latest technology in EPIRBS for both the boat and crew as well as fitting us out with Kannad Safelink R10 AIS trackers for use when sailing with other boats. It’s great to…