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 years and have recently put Alex on their new Cloud server. They have sponsored the Mainsail and Solent sails – www.fasthosts.co.uk
English Braids – Sales Manager Justin Jones has been instrumental with helping to make sure that the right products are on the boat, from high tech dyneema for all the high load lines, to specialised wear jackets and overbraids. English Braids are at the cutting edge of rope design and manufacture. www.englishbraids.com
DCI Refrigeration – John Drain from DCI has not only sponsored our Staysail, but has also bought lots of pixels on the side of the boat and uploaded various family pictures so that they can ‘sail’ with Alex as he sets new records. www.dcigroup.uk.com
Viessmann – Boiler manufacturer who have sponsored the Code 5 reaching sail. This sail, carrying the orange Viessmann logo, will be used in medium winds and is likely to give Alex his highest boatspeeds. www.viessmann.co.uk
Waterfront Cars – Another sail sponsor, this time the massive Code 3 reaching sail. running from the tip of the bow sprit, to the top of the mast and back almost the length of the boat, this sail is used in lighter winds. Massively powerful sail with an iconic union jack logo on it. Lloyd from Waterfront cars is also a keen sailor. A car dealership based in Portsmouth, they are another local company supporting Alex and the PixelBoat campaign. www.waterfrontcars.co.uk
Helly Hansen – The Scandinavian clothing company have been supporting Alex with all his technical clothing, from base layers to the state of the art Aegir Ocean wet weather clothing. http://www.hellyhansen.com
Victron Energy – Manufacturers of some of the best batteries available, they have supplied Alex with the latest in Gel battery technology. With these batteries onboard, Alex should have plenty of power available to run all the onboard systems. – http://www.victronenergy.com
Sebago – Well respected shoe manufacturer Sebago supply Alex with all his footwear. Deckshoes for every day use, red C5 sport trainers for sailing (and which Alex also tends to wear when he is giving talks) and the fantastic Triton sailing boots. http://www.sebago.com
Kannad Marine – Portsmouth based Kannad/McMurdo have provided Alex with the latest in satellite tracking technology with the Smartfind EPIRB on the boat as well as a personal EPIRB and PLBin his lifejacket – http://www.kannadmarine.com
Premier Marina and Endeavour Quays – supporting the campaign with Pixels, mooring and boatyard facilities. http://www.premiermarinas.com
Desty Marine – Mark at Desty has helped Alex and the team with various projects from their Gosport location in Endeavour Quays. Lacquering the mast and making up a new floor for the boat. Probably the best around – http://www.destymarine.com
There are many more supporters and sponsors and we will get to them in further thank you posts.
If you want to see who else is onboard simply click on the ‘Buy Pixels’ link at the top of the page. There you can also get your own pixels and sail around the world with Alex later this year.