Briton Alex Elley (Alex Alley) for more than 10 years preparing to go on a single non-stop circumnavigation. He wants to break the record in 2013 for boats up to 12.2 meters, which belongs to the Chinese sailor Guo Chuan (Guo Chuan): 137 days, 20 hours, 1 minute and 57 seconds. To raise money, Elley 2005 sold pixels — squares of 5 cm — in the case of my boat Pixel Flyer and place on the website that sponsors filled out their logos or personal photos.
Finally, after eight weeks waiting for favorable weather, on Christmas eve 24 Dec Elley raised the sail and headed for the “starting line” in the English channel, held between the créac’h lighthouse on the French island of Wesson and the Lizard lighthouse in the English Cornwall. But 40 miles from it, he had problems with the rigging, with which the man could not cope.
Instead, the official beginning of his voyage around the world he was forced to go in the French Brest for repairs. How much will this forced pit stop, while it is not known. According to recent reports, one of the necessary parts should come to Brest from the UK, and the other Elley is going to buy in a nearby town. As soon as all the necessary is done, the Briton hopes to re-raise the sail.