Pippa Hindersley, a 35-year-old single-handed sailor from Huntingdonshire, UK, is back from a single-handed voyage from Uruguay to the UK, and already preparing for the OSTAR race from Plymouth to Newport, RI in May.
The 57-day trip, which has had a series of complications and setbacks, also ended in some frustration – Pippa’s boat, The Shed, was unable to make land despite being within shouting distance of completing her single-handed voyage from Uruguay.
She arrived at Levington, on the Orwell estuary near Ipswich, at half-past midnight. “But my engine was broken, so I wasn’t able to get into the marina,” she told The Hunts Post. “I just picked up a buoy and tethered the boat.
“Then at about 8am, when I was still asleep, a team of men came to pull me into the marina.”