As some of you might know towards the end of last year we put my old boat Isabella up for sale. Now after around 4 months of searching I would like to officially announce that we have a new boat! Alchemy is a Hunter Impala 28 which has been exceptionally well looked after for the past 5 years. Alchemy was due to go into the water back in March however that didn’t go quite to plan as the UK was put into lockdown the day before! This was far from ideal but there was nothing we could do about it, so like everyone, these plans changed. I was going to have to find other ways to train even whilst at home.
This started with a Day Skipper navigational course which I completed in a group online over a course of 6 weeks. This has helped hugely as it is going to play a key role in keeping me safe and finding the best route around some very difficult hazards that the British coast holds. I have also began to work with a charity called the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust to help raise awareness and fundraise for them over the trip.
Looking forward, Alchemy will be launched into the water this week and I hope to be sailing by the end of the month. I can’t wait!