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…

Predictwind software onboard

Weather program experts Predictwind have teamed up with the PixelBoat campaign to help with their weather routing. PredictWind is a totally unique weather forecasting product. Developed by professionals to bring the highest quality tools and forecasts to sailors all around the world. Now local sailors around the world can have the same information as winning…

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

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…