Nine days ago, on Tuesday 17th July Alex set off from New York to attempt to break the West to East transatlantic single handed record which has stood at 10 days, 55 minutes and 19 seconds for 10 years.
This morning Alex has just 110Nm to go!!!
Alex’s report from the boat this morning:
“ETA could be as early as 1700BST today. The light wind patch proved to be smaller than forecast and now the wind is more in the north, so I am currently tight reaching. Wind could easily go back to the Northeast but I can see the live data at the Scilly Isles which are only 6 hours away and I am hopeful the breeze will just increase. Lots of shipping and fishing boats around to keep me worried and awake.
It would be really nice if I could finish before 1909 GMT and bring the record into the single digits, that’s what I am pushing for now.
First sunrise this morning for many days, in fact first sun for many days and I am looking forward to the finish.”
Thursday 26th July
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