Getting ready for the off...

As the start date approaches the challenges of the race are becoming more apparent. A particular issue is going to be how to stay hydrated. Under the rules of the race, I can’t have a water maker on the boat, and I can only carry enough water for about… Read more

GGR en français

Extract from yesterdays press release... Golden Globe Race Les Sables d'Olonne, now a world centre for solo sailing 2018 Golden Globe Race moves to Les Sables d’Olonne, France The 2018 Golden Globe Race, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the original event back in 1968/9 which led to the… Read more

The Heart of The Boat

When I leave the Azores, I will head to Falmouth where Rustler Yachts will have my boat and do the major refit work on her for the race. The refit list is quite comprehensive. And it keeps getting longer… There is a fair amount of research to do for the… Read more

Antigua to Azores

After 4 weeks in Antigua, we were ready to go back to sea. I left there with some amazing memories and epic times, having met so many people and made some great new friends. I could quite happily have stayed there another few weeks but the sea was calling… Most… Read more

Getting ready for off the grid...

Very little update... Its nearly that time go off the grid, and start the homeward leg. Its been a pretty busy time here in the Caribbean, an amazing one though!! After a week on the dock here in Antigua, my little Yanmar was back in action. Never have… Read more