Mike Perham's World Challenge

  TopCat® 18:03 30 Apr 2009

I've been wondering what has happened to this young fella since he set sail last November, and now see he is stopped at Hobart, Tasmania to have rudder bearing repairs. click here

The estimated four and a half months to complete the 24,000 mile trip has gone out the window now, but at least he's making sure his boat is in safe and good order for the journey home. Let's hope nothing else fails for the lad. TC.

  Toneman 18:42 30 Apr 2009

Been following his blog, you say the journey home, he still has to decide whether to try the Horn...

  TopCat® 14:57 01 May 2009

to pass through the Panama Canal. As the blog states, a final decision will not be made until he is half way across the Pacific side of the Southern Ocean.

Preferably it would be the Horn route but there has to be a favourable weather pattern in that area before he commits to it. It will be interesting to see how his luck holds out on that one, and the blog states the Canal route could see him becalmed for some considerable time. TC.

  TopCat® 15:55 27 Aug 2009

a wonderful achievement from one so young.

Reading his daily blogs gives an insight to just how eventful and frustrating his long journey has been. Only a gentle run left now to Portsmouth and a good night's sleep! Should step ashore early on Saturday morning. TC.

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