Bye, it's been fun!

Rob Howard, left, and David Lynch, editor of, the web reporting team, get ready to close the race coverage for the 2000 event. Laptops and digital cameras have played an essential role in bringing the race to thousands of followers worldwide and we hope you have enjoyed being part of this great adventure.

During this years race we followed the teams from Barmouth to Corpach via Snowdon, Ennerdale, Wasdale, Scafell, Whitehaven, Croabh Haven, the sound of Luing,the Corran Narrows and finally to Ben Nevis and the finish line. Over 2000 images of the race have been taken so this is not the end of the web site, Rob and myself will be scanning in the best images for an online gallery and many of the images will appear in the press.

Plans are already afoot to make the 25th race in 2001 something special, we just hope it will be as exciting as this years race. After 400 sea miles and racing up the highest mountains in England and Wales the race generated a great finish with three boats arriving in Fort William within 63 minutes of each other.

See you all next year.