Jerome Goes Offshore Racing
We’ve been following Nikki Curwen as she prepares for her mammoth Mini Transat race – a 4,000 mile solo race across the Atlantic. Not shy at a bit of adventure, Jerome Mayhew, our Managing Director, joined Nikki on little excursion:
“Ex-Go Ape instructor Nikki Curwen got in touch with us to tell us about her amazing project to compete in the 2015 Mini-Transat race. The “transat” stands for transatlantic and the “Mini” for the size of the boat – just 21’ (6.5m) long. There is only room for one person, and that is only if you don’t mind not being able even to sit up straight.
Having been inspired by Nikki’s determination to live life adventurously we became her title sponsor for her campaign and yesterday I got to have a go on the boat!
With wind gusting gale force 8 Nikki headed straight out into the thick of it. Up went the gennaker and we took off, except when my steering skills failed to avoid ramming the waves in front. Have a look at this clip to see what happy looks like.”
Looking good Jerome!
Follow Nikki as she prepares for her next big adventure, with no phones and no computers, just paper charts.