Gosport sailor set for round the world challenge thanks to sponsor

A SAILOR is set to start his around the world challenge after his boat's mainsail was installed thanks to his main sponsor.Â

Tuesday, 24th July 2018, 12:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th July 2018, 1:59 pm

Alex Alley, from Gosport, is almost ready to take on his record attempt later this year. He hopes to beat the existing time of 137 days, 20 hours, 1 minute and 57 seconds. 

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His boat has been sponsored by many firms, all taking a pixel on the hull in exchange for £25. However, main sponsor, Fasthosts, an internet service provider, will see its logo appear on the state-of-the-art carbon fibre solent and mainsail. 

Alex said: '˜When I started this journey 10 years ago, I was looking for a single sponsor. I quickly realised that finding a single sponsor was very difficult. So I then thought about getting several sponsors, each with a smaller slice.' 

Fasthosts is calling on businesses to support Alex. For more go to fasthosts.co.uk/pixelboat