A recent spell on the sea anchor has given the team a chance to go through everything on the boat and make a final assessment as to where they stand with all the equipment aboard Yves. With the confidence that comes with knowing exactly how many meals and snack bags remain. The number of snack bags was always likely to be fewer than the number needed to have one for every day at sea and despite rationing the chocolate bars for the last month or so Tom has finally had his last bite of chocolate until he steps onto land at Salcombe. Lawrence doesn’t do into detail about how many chocolate bars he has left but suspect that he might have at least a couple stashed away in a few secret locations to prevent Tom’s hunger getting the better of him in the remaining days at sea. At least he still has some Beef Jerky spare to eat so his protein levels won’t drop too low.
The flip side of this food coin is that Tom and Lawrence have calculated the number of meals available to them and feel able to increase their daily feed somewhat to give themselves a bit of extra strength. Although we’re not sure if the best way to break a rationing of food is to have a race to see who can eat 2 x 800kCal meals the quickest.
At this stage it’s still too early to give exact details of when the team will arrive in Salcombe but we expect it to be sometime between 29th July and 7th August. As the arrival date approaches we will be sharing full details of the teams arrival plan, so if you’d like to welcome two adventurous heroes who have set two Guinness World Records back to UK soil then stay tuned and await further details but it might be a good time to consider how you are going to get to Salcombe to celebrate their arrival.