Our favourite sailor, Sam Davies, is off again, and this time she has company.
Together with fellow Vendee Globe competitor Dee Caffari she will be sailing around Britain, trying to beat the current record of 7 day and 4 hours. Sam has done the round Britain before back in June 2007 when she helped set the record for an all female crew.
There was some debate during the Vendee Globe as to which was getting or should get the most attention. Letters were sent to Yachting Monthly on the subject - ok, well there was this one that they published, which said that Dee got too much and Sam too little.
In reply the editor of that journal pointed out that Dee had the large PR publicity machine while Sam had just the single person. And that was my impression too: for example the Vendee Globe program on TV here had lots on all the British competitors except Sam, who always seemed an after thought. Sam got all her publicity through her own writing on her web site.
Anyhow now that's all history and they can share the story together - when the weather forecast suggests a record breaking voyage is on the cards.