Heading For The Line

Heading For The Line

Just a quick message to say that Keith is now leaving Dartmouth and heading for the line and his official start for his round the world ‘World Challenge’.

There are a series of low pressures coming across the Atlantic so he’s going for it to avoid the worst of it.

Follow his position and progress on his GPS Tracker.

By | 2017-04-13T08:56:30+00:00 October 25th, 2015|World Challenge|4 Comments

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  1. Tim October 25, 2015 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Just adding a couple of pictures I took today of Marathon moored in Dartmouth and leaving harbour to Keith’s Wikipedia page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_White_(disabled_yachtsman)#Yachting_achievements

    What a cracking day to start a voyage. Bright sun, warm weather, flat sea.

    Going to keep following your progress, Keith. Come home safe and well

  2. Rob Bingham October 25, 2015 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    All the best of luck Keith, you have achieved so much so far. Remember what I said don’t take any chances and don’t push to hard come back safely
    Rob and Donna

  3. Carmel October 25, 2015 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    On your marks..gets set…go! Thanks for posting the update Julian and Tim, what a great Wiki page … will be tracking this and look forward to meeting you and especially Keith and the finish line.

  4. Tim October 26, 2015 at 10:11 am - Reply

    If I’m reading the tracker correctly, it looks like the notional line was crossed at about 0300 UTC on the morning of 26 October 2015.

    It was so strange to see a quiet, unflappable man come into Dartmouth with no fanfare, and leave on this massive voyage with no fanfare, no fleet of spectator boats, no civic dignitaries.

    We had the Dartmouth Food Festival on when Keith arrived. Of all the delicacies available he chose a bag of chips! When I took him back aboard Marathon with his chips we diverted across the harbour to where British Steel is moored. It seemed wholly appropriate to show him the veteran of Chay Blyth’s global circumnavigation against the prevailing winds. She was built here, in Dartmouth, and is moored here.

    I hoped, as we went to have a look at her, that she would be a good omen for the huge endeavour Keith is undertaking.

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