An Open Letter

Dear supporters, sponsors, followers, friends, family, helpers, loved ones and well wishers, It is with great regret and humility that I have to succumb to the frank realisation that when it came to the challenge of sailing solo around the world, I was not strong enough for it. My respect for those elite 300 people … Continue reading An Open Letter


Having returned to Falmouth from Hayling Island, where Coralee had her bottom re-CopperCoated, I was most definitely on the home straight in terms of setting off. With some work still outstanding, I was targeting early September as a departure window. At the time I was engaging with a few media outlets to try and get … Continue reading Departures

Being Alone

When I tell people that I'm planning to sail around the world they are generally very interested, excited and enthusiastic - which is really heartening. When I tell them that I'm planning on doing it alone the reaction changes. This can be to shock, awe, surprise, or bewilderment, so perhaps that's one reason why solo … Continue reading Being Alone