West Wittering goes to the West Indies (Part 3)
Published 00:00 on 16 Nov 2023
The first leg of the Globe 5.80 transatlantic race, from Portugal to the Canaries, is now under way.
There are five competitors, including our own Keith Oliver, a Dutchman, two Americans and another Englishman.
They have been at sea for five days and are close to Lanzarote where they will have a break for a few days before the race across the Atlantic begins in earnest on 25 November.
Landfall in Antigua is expected for around Christmas Day, so Keith will be enjoying a rather different Christmas from the rest of us.
We hope to have some photos to show you soon after they reach Lanzarote in the next few days.
If you want to follow progress, go to 'globe580transat.com' and click on 'tracker' on the top bar.
Last updated 22:07 on 16 November 2023