As the Old Pulteney crew experience the sailing trip of a lifetime you can follow their progress here on the official Old Pulteney sailing blog.
12 July 2014
Our last blog of this Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013 - 2014.
10 July 2014
I have had a great time on the stopover in my home country and I am sad to leave. Everyone has big hopes for the last race to make it a good one and we have had some good results in the end.
2 July 2014
This morning, we rounded the top of Scotland, an exciting moment as it is renowned for tidal over-falls and eddies and proper navigation is required. The field is still really close together with 8 boats in sight of each other.
29 June 2014
We’re going to have light winds which will be challenging, but we’ll be working extra hard to arrive in Holland in a good time.
23 June 2014
Before we started out on this race we sat down as a team and discussed what we wanted to achieve and everyone said unanimously – we want a podium position.
21 June 2014
The ocean is still abundant with wildlife and yesterday we spotted the biggest group of common dolphins seen on this round the world voyage, next to that the odd pilot whale was passing by at a respectful distance.
19 June 2014
As we plough our way through the waves finally making some speed towards Derry-Londonderry nearing the end of Old Pulteney's epic adventure around the world, it has occurred to me that this may be the last blog I write for the Clipper Race as we only have
17 June 2014
So last night we crossed longitude 43º10'W. This is not just any line of longitude. It carries a special significance as it is the longitude of Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro where we completed our first Atlantic crossing way back in early October 201
12 June 2014
The ultimate challenge of sailing nearly three thousand miles across the Atlantic Ocean from New York has been on my mind since I went for my Clipper Race interview way back in September 2012.
9 June 2014
Amazing weather and a sunny, flat ocean but not too much wind. We are not in the top ranks of the fleet of the moment, and are working hard to keep up and gain on the boats in front of us. That is not easy with this light changing weather.