I have just received the following email alert:
"The long awaited weather window has finally arrived!
Neil McGrigor and his team are now on count down to the start of the
attempt on the World Record for the powered circumnavigating of Britain.
Expected start time is 09.30, Saturday 9 July 2005. Start line is the
Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, Isle of Wight.
Bradstone Challenger is now in Lymington for final preparations. The 51ft
Blade Runner powerboat will leave her moorings at Royal Lymington Yacht
Club 08.30 on Saturday morning to make her way to the start line.
All supporters are welcome either at the Yacht Club or on the water for
Supporters can follow the attempt via the latest tracking device supplied
by Marine Track. Log on to www.roundbritainrecord.com
Expected finish time will be updated on the web and via e-mail alerts. All
supporters will be welcome on the finish line and at the RYS finish
This should be worth a look if anyone is in the Solent on Saturday.