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

Hello England

After 7 weeks in the Azores the engine was finally back together and the boat ready to head back to the UK. Unfortunately, I had run out of time and had to return to the UK so can’t do the last 1,200 miles of my loop. Oh well…… 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