Richard Mayon-White and his 21ft yacht Haskapa have entered the final stages of his 4,000 mile solo-sail across the Atlantic. With less than 400 miles to go Richard blogs, “Hopefully the next update will be to say that I’ve arrived. Not prepared to say exactly when that might be, but Monday seems likely!”
In order to reach the finish line by this afternoon, Richard will need to average five knots. The last few days have seen high winds which is good for progress but extremely tiring for the solo sailor. Today, as a final hurdle, the wind has again shifted meaning he cannot sail directly towards Antigua. Richard states that he will be making the most of VMG - velocity made good.
Richard aims to raise £40,000 for Sobell House Hospice in Oxford and the national charity Sail 4 Cancer by solo-sailing the Tropic of Cancer in his mini transat yacht. He is also planning to make a donation to a local Antigua hospice by selling Haskapa there if he gets more than £10,000 from the sale.
Already, Richard is more than half way to achieving his target.
Follow the final stage of Richard’s challenge online by visiting Tropic4Cancer and clicking ‘Live Tracking’.
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