I admire anyone that pushes the envolope, but I bet that Alan Priddy didn't leave Port without first checking the GPS and a Radio check also he wasn't alone and filed a passage plan with the Coastguard. I'm glad you made your journey safe and sound, even if your dog was Sea sick.
If you bothered to read my posts correctly you'd see that all I was concerned about was IMHO a "gun ho" attitude being wrongly portraid and others reading and thinking this was OK. So I might take the safer more methodical approach, but then most people do...Don't they? All I say is that in the interests of safety more could have been done. By the way I do like to push my and my boats limits but they are obviously not as extreme as yours
I admire your honesty of the events that happened the day you left, and yes I hope you have learnt something from it, I'm just glad you didn't have a miss-hap, but having at least one crew member is a safer way to go on a journey like this.
By the way, I spent a nice weekend in Germany at the weekend sipping wine on the Rhine and watching the Euopean GP, thank you very much