Launch day: Sunday 29th!

Sarah has just had confirmation from weather router Lee that Sunday 29th is still a viable option for leaving. She aims to push off from Choshi Marina at around 0900 local time after a champagne toast and address. If you are in Japan and able, Sarah would love to have you there to wave her off on her voyage.

For any press wishing to accompany her on the press boat please email for all the details.

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39 Responses to Launch day: Sunday 29th!

  1. Helen Outen says:

    WHOOP WHOOP indeed!!!!!
    Mum xxxxxx

  2. Tony F says:

    Fingers crossed!

  3. Malcolm Scriven says:

    Good luck, Sarah, and take care – we will be watching your progress from Qatar
    Malcolm xx

  4. Alan Thomas says:

    Good Luck

    hope to get US friends to watch you progress, so they can see you land

  5. Raz says:

    Best of luck Sarah.
    Excellent choice of departure date too (fingers crossed for the weather) – i’m heading back out on my walk the same day too.
    Stay safe
    X raz

  6. Rob Hart says:

    Woo Hoo, Go Sarah. Looking forward to your updates. And I’ll be praying for you too.

  7. DavidT says:

    Excellent news, and all good wishes.
    I still have my doubts as to whether what you’re planning is actually doable, but I have absolutely no doubts that if I’m wrong, you are the person to prove it.
    Supporting you all the way.

  8. Elif Raskin says:

    Hi Sarah,
    I wish you a safe and fun trip! Looking forward to follow you through your website. Good luck!
    All the best,

  9. Tari says:

    You know this… but I WILL BE THERE!!!! (WITH CAKES!)

  10. Eduardo from Colombia says:

    Great news Sarah!!, finally, I have been checking for your departure every day and now will follow on your trip every day. You are an inspiration. Best wishes.

  11. Gigi says:

    Ooohhhhhhh!!!! So excited!!!!!!

  12. Naoko says:

    Uhnnnnnnnnnn, I’m not able to go Choshi…….that day…. Good luck, The wind pushes you and the stars leads you to Canada! Hope see you in London at the day you’re back!!

  13. Class 5A Seisen International School says:

    Good Luck Sarah!! Be safe and stay healthy. Remember your ABC! We will track you on your website from our classroom in Tokyo. We are your number one fans. Hope to see you again. Maybe you could do the journey the other way round!! 🙂 Woohoo! Go Sarah!!
    Class 5A and Ms Lee

    • Sarah says:

      Class 5A, how happy I am to hear from you!

      Do make sure you ask Ms Lee to book in a call via and Gulliver and I can update you on our progress and wildlife sightings.

      Happy Friday,


      • Debbie Lee says:

        Hi Sarah,
        The girls were really excited when I told you we could do that! We’ll definitely keep track of where you are and try it out!
        Best of luck!
        Debbie Lee (Ms Lee!)

  14. Torsten Schmidtke says:

    Good luck from Switzerland and Spain

  15. Susan says:

    Best of luck Sarah!
    You are a very brave Person!
    Can’t be there in Choshi,but hopefully Vancouver.
    Cheers from Canada!

  16. Mary Ann Barton says:

    Don’t get wet ! All the very very best to you and your efforts, Isle of Wight behind you.

  17. Debbie Rowbotham says:

    Lovely to talk to you this week. Hope you have enough chocolate!
    Best wishes
    Debbie x

  18. Ann McNeil says:

    Saw you paddle off from London Bridge and have followed your amazing journey ever since.
    Will say a prayer for you and Gulliver as you set out from Choshi.
    Best wishes for the challenge ahead.

  19. christina watts says:

    Another stepping stone forward to the day we can meet you, as you arrive back home in London so take care and will talk to you on the blog as you RoW RoW RoW

    ((H))) )))))) Sarah


  20. ian brocklebank says:

    hi sarah,all the best for the launch on sunday,good luck on your travels,i’m sure that you and gulliver will be a good team and look after one another on this epic venture,as always in awe of your energy vim and courage,will avidly follow progress.

  21. Dave Baldwin says:

    The Baldwin’s are excited for you Sarah! We will be praying for a safe passage and good landing in North America! Can’t wait to meet-up when you cycle to the East Coast! God Speed.
    Dave & Louise Baldwin

  22. Keith ivory says:

    Good luck Sarah. You’re such an inspiration!

  23. Ruth says:

    Safe journey Sarah! All warm wishes from Canada as you continue your epic journey. Big hugs!!

  24. Dr. Derek J. Clarke says:

    Godspeed Sarah and I wish you all the best of luck in the world. My children and I will continue to follow your fabulous adventure!!

  25. Elaine Brogden-Jones says:

    Good luck from us all Sarah! Have a safe journey!!

    Elaine, Stuart and Eric

  26. Christine & Kathleen says:

    Great news Sarah, as before we shall be following you all the way. Hope the widns blow iyou inthe right direction you need.

    You really are an inspiration to us all.

    Much love for now, you have so many followers and will be having many more before you get back to London.

    Take great care and enjoy eating the chocolates, how many bars have you packed this time.

    C & K

  27. Susie Hewson says:

    Sisters are DEFINITELY doing it for themselves and you are the one to show us!! BIG Giant hugs and know that we will be here for you any time of day and night because all your friends all around the world will be with you every pull of the oar – and I am sure many will be joining you in chocolate breaks, just to get in the spirit of the thing. Plenty of room in there for the Natracare Weather Girls:)

  28. Colin says:

    You are a brave woman Sarah! Stay safe and moderatly dry. See you in Halifax (I’m gonna cheat and take a plane)


  29. Clare says:

    Massive good luck!! I hope that you get away from Japan safely and everything goes smoothly. xxx

  30. Cheekiweeki says:

    Hi Sarah,

    You are on hell of a brave lady to be setting off in to all that water of the North Atlantic on your tod. I am Irish, my hub is English and we live in Brittany France, we will be thinking of you at 03:00a.m. (9 your time in Japan) and we will be watching your progress as you travel. Bon Voyage of the highest degree. If you get bored you can look at my videos on YouTube – Cheekiweeki Pamela Cherry – Best of Luck XXXX

  31. peter booth says:

    I wish you a safe journey Sarah. I,ll be with you all the way.I hope all your equipment has been checked out thoroughly,especially the navigation equipment. I suppose you will be in contact with passing ships and get a blast from the horn. Keep the blogs going if you have time. God Bless Peter Nottingham.

  32. Jill & stan Lewis says:

    We haven’t spoken for such a long time and your life is such a brave adventure you will have forgotten us. We were the oldies packing our yacht for Rottnest when you were preparing for Mauritius and we so enjoyed our talks.We religiosly followed your voyage all the way, AND derived SO much pleasure from your brilliant descriptions, and all the time praying for you, and admiring your courage. We will follow you now and want to wish you all the best for a safe and successful row. I also want to wish your mum all the best and let her know that she will be in our thoughts too. Good luck dear Sarah with all our love, Jill & Stan X

    • Sarah says:

      Of course I remember you Jill and stan! Either you or I were filling our water tanks that day under glorious sunshine.

      Here’s hoping for no warm up laps this time!

      Hoping all is very well out in Freo. Say hello to RPYC for me.


  33. Angus says:

    Good luck for the 29th your strength and determination will do the rest and Gulliver ofcourse!

  34. Helen Swift says:

    Thinking of you Sarah. I saw you off in London with my class, and will greet you back in Cornwall next year. Good Luck

  35. Toshiro Miyauchi says:

    good luck!
    I am Japanese my son lives in Victoria Canada.
    I Pray you will arrive at Canada.

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