Early hurdle for 40-foot record attempt
Published on December 25th, 2018
(December 25, 2018) – With the help of crowdfunding, Alex Alley is aiming to break the Solo Non-Stop Around the World Record in his 40-foot yacht – Pixel Flyer. His goal is to better the 2013 record set by Guo Chuan of 137d 20h 01m 57s.
With a promising weather window opening, Alley set off yesterday from Gosport (UK) and had a decent sail overnight enroute to the English Channel start line between the Créac’h lighthouse on the island of Ushant and the Lizard lighthouse in Cornwall.
However, with the anticipated start today, he was just 40 miles short of the start line when he experienced significant difficulty with his wind instruments which he was unable to fix.
Disappointed, he has decided to head South to Brest (FRA) to get technical support before he heads off across the start line. Stand by for further details. Once away, the satellite tracker will be activated to plot his position every hour.