Well ADVENTURE is the theme at this year's Sydney International Boat Show and I have been giving daily BB presentations with the actual replica of the Bligh "launch" beside the stage. It is on loan from the Sydney Heritage Fleet. Pete Goss, Jessica Watson and the boys from "Crossing the Ditch" James and Justin are all giving talks. If you didn't know, Margie and I are major supporters of Jessica and have bought a boat to lend her for the trip. It's called PINK LADY! Wonder why? She hopes to set off mid Sept. on her solo, non-stop unassisted voyage around the world. Check out http://www.youngestround.com/. The sad news is I will not be in Australia to see her off as I spend all of Sept. in the UK with Bounty Boat. Even worse will be when she sails home at the end of her amazing voyage. I will be sitting in BB headed for Kupang, probably not even knowing where we are?? Not much I can do about that...
Had a great crew application today from a chap who was at the show...he sent me an email stating quite simply that his wife will be financially better off if he were dead!...so no problem for him signing on...but then one of the 32 questions I ask applicants is...Do you think you might die on Bounty Boat and if not Why not!
For those Adventurers/supporters in Australia, you may like to know I am now writing a regular column and feature articles in Tradeaboat Magazine.
Plans are moving steadily forward with the Press conference in the UK. There are going to be a couple of MAJOR announcements. It is currently scheduled for September 2nd. If you are in the UK you are invited to attend and hopefully we will see you at the Southampton Boat Show. More on that later.
This website will shortly see some new structural additions and a solid link with the Sheffield Institute Foundation and our support for MND research.
Bounty Boat is currently three weeks from the London Docks.