First Night at Sea

First Night at Sea

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.


By | 2017-04-13T08:56:30+00:00 October 24th, 2015|World Challenge|7 Comments

About the Author:

Keith lives on the Isle of Wight and is an accomplished solo offshore Yachtsman. He lost the use of his left arm in a motorway accident in 1991, so he really is your genuine single handed yachtsman. What is incredible is that not only has his disability not prevented him from living his dreams, it’s spurred him on to better things. In 2015 he takes on the pinnacle of solo sailing by sailing single-handed and non stop around the world in his World Challenge.


  1. Kass Schmitt October 24, 2015 at 10:55 am - Reply

    Excellent decision (says the sailor sitting in port in Galicia with a broken boat).

  2. heather October 24, 2015 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    hi Keith I have been thinking of you so glad you had a good night .Now to start raisin money for such a good course you can do it ,love you brother xx

  3. Stuart Gough October 24, 2015 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Good thinking, wise move to duck into Dartmouth and let the system blow through. Plenty of time to wait for suitable window.

  4. Sally Cass October 24, 2015 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Hi Keith, hope not too uncomfortable out there, stay safe until it all blows through. Good luck x

  5. Tim October 24, 2015 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Hi Keith. It was great to welcome you to port in Dartmouth earlier today and to assist you in berthing during challenging conditions. Jan and I, the Dart Harbour Yacht Taxi skippers on duty today, enjoyed meeting you and wish you well with your world challenge.

  6. Philip Ditchfield October 24, 2015 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Hi Keith,
    It was a privilege to berth alongside you in Cowes on Monday this week. We are inspired by your adventure and will be following you all the way! Philip, Sarah and Christopher (and our daughter Louise, who was in Germany, but also wishes you Bon voyage).

  7. David Cahill October 25, 2015 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Hi Keith-great to see you are progressing well. Keep safe and best wishes from all in Ireland

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