List of Gear:                                         

Eight different sails (Main, Solent jib, Genoa, furling Gennaker, small spinnaker, large Spinnaker, storm Trisail & storm Jib)

Sail repair equipment

Honda generator. (For additional power should the solar panel not cope)

Fuel containers (for the generator)


All my waterproof clothing

Sea boots

TPS survival dry suit

All my other clothing

Spare sunglasses

Suntan lotion (lots) & various other medicaments

Head torch and two other torches

A box of self-heating food donated by Mark Hammond

A sextant and all the related books etc needed for astro navigation


Service manuals for all equipment

Two fire extinguishers

Multitool and various knives

NKE hydraulic autopilot

Spare Raymarine pilot.

Two 105aH Batteries

Spare bulbs, batteries and fuses

MLR FX312 GPS system

Active radar reflector

VHF (DSC) radio

Emergency VHF aerial (in case the mast breaks)

Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB). If my life were under threat this device would inform the emergency services of my position. (But would not guarantee that they could do anything about it!)

Two lifejackets + re-arm kits

SSB Radio receiver (for weather forecasts)

Horseshoe buoy and auto light



Wind speed indicator


First aid kit

An oar (for emergency steering)

Anchor and chain

Winch handles

Spare rope/sheets

Jumars (for climbing the mast)




Six 10-litre water containers

Two 9 litre buckets

Gimballed single burner gas stove

Gas bottles

Eating irons etc.

Bean bag (to sit on)

Loo paper

Kitchen towel

Two large storage boxes

Two small storage boxes