The Vertical Game
Flanagan will sail in to Southampton Water tomorrow, the first person
to complete a single-handed‘vertical’ circumnavigation of the
globe, westwards around Cape Horn and across the Russian Arctic Coast.
Adrian’s challenge to set the record for sailing round the world
‘over the top’ has tested the limits of his endurance. He is
the only yachtsman to have ever sailed Russia’s Arctic Coast along
the Northern Sea Route single-handed. Amongst many adventures, Adrian
has been washed overboard, dislocated both wrists, suffered two knockdowns
at Cape Horn and been tracked by pirates off Brazil, but tomorrow he will
sail up the River Hamble to a tremendous welcome from family and friends.