Bricket Wood yachtsman triumphs in cross-Atlantic adventure

A YACHTSMAN and his fellow crew mates are set to be crowned the winners of a gruelling trans-Atlantic race this weekend. David Brannen, from School Lane in Bricket Wood, set off from the shores of Gran Canaria on November 22 and arrived at the Caribbean i

A YACHTSMAN and his fellow crew mates are set to be crowned the winners of a gruelling trans-Atlantic race this weekend.

David Brannen, from School Lane in Bricket Wood, set off from the shores of Gran Canaria on November 22 and arrived at the Caribbean island of St Lucia last Wednesday evening (December 9).

The St Stephen parish councillor was competing on his friend Tom Sperrey's yacht Nightlife in the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) division of the ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) with around 20 other boats.

The Nightlife crew finished top of the race leaderboard, which is calculated on handicap, but they will not be unveiled as the official winners until the closing celebrations of the event which take place this weekend.

Read next week's Herts Advertiser for the full story on David's adventure.