Nearly two months waiting for favorable weather window, the Englishman Alex, Ellie, dream to set a new world record circumnavigation and solo non-stop for yachts 40 feet or less.
Ellie was in a state of complete readiness for launch on 1 November. But meteorologists were not given the go-ahead, again and again, advising him to wait. And finally, yesterday, late afternoon 48-year-old daredevil went from Gosport (this is the port on the South coast of England).
Alex ally – known in the British Isles sailor and racer. Interestingly, for preparation of this voyage he collected through crowdfunding. You could purchase advertising space on the hull of his yacht Pixel Flyer at a price of 25 pounds per square 5×5 cm And I must say, trade was brisk.
World world record for yachts 40 feet in 2013 belongs to the Chinese Guo Chuan – 137 days, 20 hours, 1 minute and 57 seconds.