In August 2018 Natasha took delivery of her new boat which will enable her to undertake her next and largest adventure to date where she will sail across the Atlantic! The new boat is a Bavaria Nautitech Open 46 which was collected by Natasha from La Rochelle in August and officially named by her at the Southampton Boat Show 2018.
We would like to say a huge “thank you” to all those who have helped and supported the project so far. We have been working continuously all year converting “Blown Away” to a Blue Water cruiser that Natasha is able to control by breath. Despite our best efforts we have been unable to finish the conversion in the timescale we had hoped and our cut-off date to allow for training and sailing the boat south for this years Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC).
Despite a somewhat challenging start to 2020 with the Covid-19 restrictions, as soon as permitted we were back on Blown Away to make sure that she was ready and the Natasha had the opportunity to spend more time on board. Then at the end of June we received the confirmation that we were all waiting for, ARC 2020 is going ahead. Our schedule now stands as, depart Cowes at the end of July 2020 to cruise down to Gran Canaria, tidy the boat up and then fly back home. Return to Gran Canaria at the beginning of November for the final preparations and then set of on the Atlantic Crossing on 22 November.”
If there is any further information you would like on plans please do contact us.
Please help Natasha in her biggest challenge to date. By sailing across the Atlantic Natasha aims to raise £30,000 for 3 important charities. Please help her get to the target by donating securely online at Virgin Money Giving. Thanks!