Julian here, Just a quick message from Keith to say he had 20-28 knots of wind all night but comfortable.
As you can see from the image, there is a big low pressure system moving in over the Atlantic which will cross Keith’s path over the Bay of Biscay so the plan is to pull in to Dartmouth and let the low pressure system pass. The official start line for Around the World record is a fictitious line between the Lizard Lighthouse and Ushant, so it makes sense to pull in before the line and avoid the stormy weather. There is no point breaking something so soon into the voyage when it can be avoided.
If you want to send messages to Keith, you can use the contact form here and I will make sure he gets them via his satellite link.
Don’t forget you can follow his progress via his tracker page. We’ll keep you posted of any developments.