The Englishman Alex, Ellie, intending to set a new world record circumnavigation and solo non-stop for yachts 40 feet or less, said that he was forced to go the distance.
Recall, Ellie set off on December 31 last year on the yacht Pixel Flyer (class 40). His goal was to improve the achievement in 2013 belongs to the Chinese Guo Chuan – 137 days, 20 hours, 1 minute and 57 seconds.
A few days ago, Ellie proudly announced in his blog that already overcame a 13 500 nautical miles (more than half the distance around the world) and that now he was the second sailor in the world after the Guo Chuan, who is on a yacht class 40 managed to pass this way alone and non-stop.
Alas, the tone of the new record, Ellie in his blog that appeared yesterday, was radically different from the previous one. The Englishman stated that he was forced to retire due to issues with the grotto, to solve which alone he just can’t, but have tried a lot of options.
The only way to correct the defect, going to one of the Australian ports (most likely in Adelaide). But that would mean that the attempt to set a world record given up.
In his post Ellie apologized to everyone who helped in the organization of travel. As you know, funds for training Pixel Flyer to the world the Englishman collected a few years with the help of crowdfunding. You could purchase advertising space on the hull of his yacht at a price of 25 pounds per square 5×5 cm