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).
So we have made the difficult decision and deferred Natasha’s crossing until next year, 2020,. This was initially disappointing, but on reflection this will allow us time to complete the complex job of converting the boat and allow us enough time to carry out thorough and rigorous sea trials before we leave home waters . In addition we will now be able to undertake a more concerted media and fundraising campaign to do justice to the scale of the project we have undertaken.
I hope all Natasha’s supporters and followers will understand our reasons for our decision and continue to support us in the coming year, as we would very much like to work with you. The start date is now 22nd November 2020 and before we leave with the boat we will be holding a couple of showcase days for people to have the opportunity of seeing the technology that will assist Natasha cross the Ocean.
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!