Tony has arrived back in Hampshire after 30,000 miles of sailing in his 32 ft yacht Nicola Deux (a Nic 32). Apparently he is looking forward to a King Prawn Curry from his local take-away. I confess that after a long sea voyage the desire for a curry was high on my list, coupled with a beer and a shower. Deciding which pleasure to have first is one of the hardest decisions to make. A beer in the shower might be possible but the curry simply wouldn't work.
Tony has accomplished a truly amazing feat. Sailing his modest but sensible yacht through the tough Southern Ocean with no fuss, just good seamanship and planning. Carrying enough supplies for a voyage that long is no mean feat - no wonder he was gasping for a curry!
It was a pleasure to supply Tony with some of our proper sailing gear. Our smock worn over an Arthur Beale Beerenberg Pullover is a great combination to keep out the cold. The tough canvas smock cuts out the wind and the heavy oiled wool pullover will keep you warm (and it makes a comfy pillow).
Well done Tony!!