Last Sunday I was joined by fellow explorers to take part in the Test Nation Program which was to test the UK on its knowlege of the planet. We had stiff competion from the weather presenters, but the explorers pipped them at the post.
I was able to meet with some old faces from the world of exploration including Polar Explorers Alan Chambers and Anne Daniels who proved to be great company on the night. Fellow ocean rower Jan Meek was also present she is preparing for her walk to the magnetic North Pole I wish her all the best.
The team are training hard in Exmouth as we now have our boat for the voyage to play with. The weather has not been great for training, but we have made good what time we have had. The boat is currently being worked on by boat manager Yorkie Lomas in Kingswear. We currently rebranding the boat with our sponsor logos before we let the media have a peek. I would ask all the media to give us a little time to get the boat ready and we will all be available for interviews.
I am in the process of contining to raise sponsorship for the trip and setting training tagets for the team. We are on teaget for leaving La Palma in January 07.
The website will be launched with details of Atlantic Quest over the next few weeks so keep coming back for updates.