January 14, 2019
25 pounds per square
Exactly two weeks have passed since Englishman Alex Ellie went around the world on December 31, hoping to set a new world record for circumnavigating solo and non-stop for yachts 40 feet long or less.
This record since 2013 belongs to the Chinese Guo Chuan – 137 days, 20 hours, 1 minute and 57 seconds.
Odyssey of the 48-year-old Ellie, as we wrote, began with an incident. He left English Gosport on December 29, but the very next day the wind sensor failed on the Pixel Flyer. To replace him, the Englishman had to make a stop in the French Brest, and then start in a new way.
After the restart, the journey so far passes without incident. Pixel Flyer comes at a speed of 8 – 10 knots and is already located south of the Cape Verde archipelago.
Recall that the funds for the preparation of the Around the World Elli collected a few years with the help of crowdfunding. Everyone could purchase advertising space on the hull of his yacht at a price of 25 pounds per square 5×5 cm.
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