First Sail Sponsor – Waterfront Cars

We have our first major sail sponsor in the form of Waterfront Cars in Portsmouth. Using our huge 130 square meter Code 3 genoa, Waterfront Cars will have pride of place on the sail. The striking red white and blue logo will certainly stand out on the water. Swanwick based Ocean Art, led by Trudy…

More English Braids onboard!

Justin and I spent the day putting some of the new halyards in and sorting out the mainsheet strop that we broke during the Length of Britain record. Still some more rope to come though which will need a bit more work to put in as they are the 2:1 halyards from the top of…

Honorary Royal Temple Yacht Club Membership

After giving a talk at the Royal Temple Yacht Club, Commodore Frank Martin handed over a club burgee, a tie and Honourary membership of the club. Not sure exactly where I will fly the burgee from but I am sure I can get some good pics with it as we round cape Horn in a couple…

Some new sponsors

We now have Kannad, our latest sponsors, 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…

How to get onboard

With crowd funding, anyone can have their picture or logo on the hull of Pixel Flyer as we set more World Records. It’s all done via the website, we have even put a video together for you so no excuses! each 5cm x 5cm square costs from only £25 so what cheaper way to sail…

We did it – a NEW RECORD

In the darkness off John O’Groats, the team of three crossed the finishing line after 3 days 11 hours 52 minutes and 15 seconds at an average speed of 7.39kts. After a very fast start reaching up the Irish sea, things went calm as they passed the Hebridean coast of Scotland. However they managed to…

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…

La Coruna delivery trip

 This pic shows our track down across Biscay last week. It started out pretty well, fast sailing with the Code0/A3 up heading straight down the Channel, but when we reached the corner it all went very light and we had to resort to the engine 🙁 However, eventually the wind came in and we got…