The Old Pulteney is one of a fleet of 12 super yachts which departed London on 1st September on a year long voyage around the world, stopping in the northern French Port of Brest before a tour that will take in Rio, Cape Town, Australia, Singapore, Qingdao, San Francisco, Panama, Jamaica, New York and Londonderry – concluded by a homecoming in London in July 2014.
The crew is made up of men and women from all walks of life – from retired engineers to taxi drivers to housewives – who give up their normal lives to train and take on the adventure of a lifetime. Scots, Adam Nunn from Dundee and Charles Slater, who originates from Orkney are amongst them, along with people from twelve different countries – the UK, the US, Australia, Brazil, Canada, the Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Portugal and Spain. Find out more about the race here
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24 April 2014
The temperature is rising and shorts have been spotted on deck, enjoying the last of nice helming before we have to work hard to keep the boat moving.
21 April 2014
Racing day 2 has been started 5 hours ago, 2,873 miles to go. We just gybed and are pointing towards Cabo Falso. We have seen most of the boats crossing our path and even when the race viewer says we are eleventh at the moment, it's more likely we are aro
14 April 2014
It was very nice to go under the Golden Gate Bridge even though it was dark coming in late at night it was all lit up and very magical. The wind picked up at that moment as well and there was no fog - we had the spinnaker running on the bow, running at ab
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