Sweepstake Latest

With only 2 weeks 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 over £250. 50% of…

Only a few days left to buy Pixels and get your picture on the boat

As we are now getting close to leaving the UK, time is running out for getting Pixels as we simply won’t have the time to print them and put them on the hull. We have decided that SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER IS THE DEADLINE FOR BUYING PIXELS. Any Pixels bought and paid for before this weekend will…

World Record Sweep-Stake

Your chance to win… As time is approaching to the start of the record, we have started a sweep-stake of the time Alex will take to sail around the world. It is £5 per go or 5 goes for £20. Simply email your guesses to us team@alexalley.com and once payment is received via the PayPal buttons…

Fundraising Evening Cruise

The Final Push Join us for an evening cruise with a two-course meal followed by cheese board and an auction. Please join us for a fundraising evening cruise in support of the PixelBoat World Record attempt. By buying tickets and bidding in the on-board auction, your money will help Alex to bring the record home….

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…