A life on the ocean waves!
July 16, 2012 by administrator ·
One Cost Director Richard Murcott was given a unique opportunity to crew on a Yacht sailing back from the West Indies to Europe. The five week trip of some 3,400 miles was made up of two legs; the first from Antigua to the Azores and the second from the Azores to La Coruna in Northern Spain.
“What a fantastic experience which challenged me at all levels. Nothing was simple and everything you take for granted in everyday life went out of the window.”
Richard, first left with fellow crew, Skipper Bob Bowen, John Mawson and Matthew Thompson pose next to the pictorial “footprint” Richard painted on the harbour in Horta on the Island of Faial in the Azores to celebrate the safe crossing. The harbour walls are festooned with pictures, the painting of which has become a yachting custom for those making this epic crossing.