Schoolboy passes Lizard at 0947 this morning

There’s no word on his website but the GPS tracker on shows that Michael Perham helmed the 50ft open class racer across the finish line off the Lizard in Cornwall at 0947 earlier this morning.

‘I’ve made it,’ shouted Mike. ‘I’ve made my dream come true and it feels amazing. A BIG BIG thanks to my Dad, Mum, all the sponsors and every one who has helped me along the way. I can’t believe that the Royal Navy has sent HMS Mersey and a helicopter to witness my crossing the line. I feel very honoured.’

‘Mike is a very special son,’ said Peter Perham. ‘He has done incredibly well. He has shown that with determination, you can succeed even in the most adverse circumstances. He has shown the world that he is an extraordinary young man and an inspiration to us all.’

Perham now goes into the record books as the youngest ever circumnavigator, breaking that set only days ago by American Zac Sunderland. The 17-year-old from Potters Bar will continue up the Channel to Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth where his arrival is scheduled for 1100 on Saturday 29 August.

Click here to visit Mike’s website.