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…

HMS Glamorgan article in print

AN ADVENTUROUS sailor will be paying tribute to a ship’s crew members who died during the Falklands War. Alex Alley from Gosport is looking to set a solo non-stop round the world sailing record next year – but will be stopping off to pay tribute to the personnel who gave their lives aboard HMS Glamorgan….

HMS Glamorgan memorial Poppies

Poppies at Sea When I asked Alex if he would be prepared to take time out on his brave adventure around the world, and spread poppies on the sea at the closest point of approach to the spot near the Falkland Islands, where we buried our shipmates who laid down their lives, following the Exocet…

McMurdo Press Release

Alex was recently invited to the McMurdo factory in Portsmouth to receive the first of the new range of EPIRB’s. McMurdo/Kannad have been supporting the PixelBoat campaign for a while now, supplying Alex with all the latest electrical safety equipment, including two new VHF radios and the latest technology AIS transponder. Here is their press…

Latest sail sponsors – Viessmann

The latest sail to be sponsored is back from being branded by Ocean Art in Swanwick. Boiler manufacturer Viessmann decided to take on the Code 5 and have their logo on for the upcoming World Record attempts, including the Solo Non-Stop Around the World record next year. Once Pixel Flyer goes back in the water…

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  mosaic 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….