In recent years, she has spent her time between the Med and the UK. Her current owner, Norman Curnow, loves doing the 2,900nm voyage single-handed voyage. His wife does not seem to mind as she goes via British Airways.
As he describes, “if I can do it single-handed, then any one can Crete and back single-handed 5,800 nm. All the same gear that was on boat in 1980- including the new Shore Sails— made by Bill Shore, right?” (Editors note- this famous loft was sold to North Sails and included Ken Read and Dan Neri, amongst others, in the transition a few moons ago).