Adrian Flanagan on his solo westabout global challenge record attempt has finally, after 38 days, crossed the Equator
Adrian Flanagan on his solo westabout global challenge record attempt has crossed the Equator.
Flanagan left Falmouth on 9 November and finally crossed the Equator on Saturday 17 December. Chatting from the boat Flanagan said: “I crossed the Equator at precisely 1014 UCT (GMT) on Saturday. My offering to the gods was modest, seeing as it was breakfast time, 0814 at my location, bread and a box of chocolate filled squares!
“The weather turned overcast and I counted eight mini-squalls. I’m getting pretty good at dodging them, but a big one ahead was going to get me. I decided to take a deck shower. As the rain came, I lathered up. As the wind increased I had to shorten sail mid-shower. Needless to say, by the time I was done, the rain had passed, leaving me still full of suds! A quick swim on a line at the stern, then time to hoist the sails again and we’re off.”