The voyages of PicoMicroYacht, a seaworthy small sailing dinghy converted for rowing long distances, fitted out with a removable rowing system with slides and riggers. On 26th July 2012 PicoMicroYacht crossed the English Channel from Folkestone to Cap Gris Nez. Subsequent voyages, including rowing round the western tip of Cornwall (2013), down the Thames River (2014), along the South Coast of England, around the Isle of Wight (2016) and across Ireland (2017).
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
A Pico crosses the channel again but this time without oars
PicoMicroYacht crossed the English Channel in 2012 but not as impressively as Dave Birch did recently, sailing his Pico dinghy from Guernsey to Torquay, a total of 73 miles in just over 14 hours in force 3 to 5 winds and with NO OARS.
He had a full sailing rig and was doing the dinghy sailing thing of hanging over the side deck getting very wet.
His epic voyage is captured in a short film.
PicoMicroYacht is currently inspired by his achievement and thinking of a new adventure.