Mike Perham the young British solo Atlantic sailor is about to arrive in Antigua 3/1/07

Fourteen-year-old British sailor Mike Perham who is currently sailing alone across the Atlantic inCheeky Monkeya Tide 28 trailer sailer, accompanied by his Dad in a sistership is now just miles from the finish. Perham and his father set sail from Gibraltar on 18 November last year.

Perham who started sailing at the age of seven holds RYA sailing courses in dinghy sailing and windsurfing and has also studied for his Yachtmaster exam which means he had already clocked several thousand miles at sea before his voyage.

Now, at 0800 this morning, just 40 miles from Antigua Perham and his father are preparing themselves for a heros’ welcome after their grueling 3,500-mile challenge.