The Scarborough News

Preparatio­ns for the Lady L

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A lot of work has been done on Heath’s yacht – which has been moored in Scarboroug­h Harbour since 2018 – to turn her from a vessel suitable for coastal cruising into a blue water yacht.

Lady L, named after his wife, Lucy, is a Beneteau Oceanis 40 and is 40ft long with three cabins.

A generator, water maker, satellite phone, wind charger, solar panel and battery banks have all been fitted in preparatio­n for the challenge.

At sea, the crew will take fourhour watches and Heath plans to blog each day about their experience­s.

“I am a bit of a homeboy,” Heath said. “I do like my home comforts. I think the thing I’ll miss the most is a lovely comfortabl­e bed and quiet night’s sleep.”

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