Sailor eyes up new quest

A SAILOR who attempted to set a new world record has set his sights on a new mission.

Monday, 6th May 2019, 9:45 pm
Updated Monday, 6th May 2019, 9:48 pm

Alex Alley, 48, from Gosport, had to abandon his round-the-world record attempt at the halfway point due to an irreparable issue with his vessel.

Now, he is taking on four brothers from Essex – who have never sailed before – and will try to cross the Atlantic in the ARC rally in November.

Alex said: ‘The brothers were keen to have me help them with the fit out of their yacht and then skipper it, with them as my crew.

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‘I will be spending a lot of time at the boatyard dealing with the refit and helping to spec the boat.

‘A mountain of work ahead but a fantastic project to be a part of.’