Mike Perham 2,600 miles from home
Sailing schoolboy Mike Perham, 17, is now within 2,600 miles of sailing into the record books as the youngest solo circumnavigator. He expects to reach the Lizard line marking the start and finish point of his 30,000 mile record-setting odyssey as early as August 24, two months inside the current record.
Mike, who set out from England last November, has been making full use of the Gulf Stream since setting out on the final stage from Panama on July 28 and this morning, his Open 50 Totallymoney.com was 360 miles southeast of New York.
He has started to turn east in the direction of home but is still making full use of the Gulf Stream, which is giving Mike an extra 2 knots of ground speed.
Once across the Ushant/Lizard finish line, Mike plans sail on up the English Channel back to Gunwharf Quay, Portsmouth to a reunion with family and friends on Wednesday 26th August.