Accounts of this voyage and the charity event can be found on http://PicoMicroYachtLandsEnd.blogspot.co.uk and the charity event on http://www.justgiving.com/PicoMicroYacht and on http://fourdaysrunning.blogspot.co.uk/
- "" is the length of the waterline in feet, and
- "" is the hull speed of the vessel in knots
- My boat is 12.5 foot long, so my theoretical maximum speed is 4.7 knots - If I sprint I can get up to just over 4 knots as a reasonably fit mid 50 year old, so I suppose I settle down and do 3 knots, as a 'jogging' speed.
The first crossing by a woman was by Guin Batten, the same route, taking 3 hours 14 minutes in a resolute racing shell which weighed only 14 kilograms.