Mike Perham hopes to be off tomorrow

Schoolboy sailor Mike Perham is preparing to sail his boat around the Canaries to test repairs to Totallymoney.com, his Open 50’s auto pilot system.

According to his web log he is to set off again tomorrow to continue his round-the-world trip.

Perham, 16, set off from Falmouth on 18 November hoping to become the youngest yachtsman to sail solo and non-stop around the world.