In 1970, Chay Blyth sailed the yacht "British Steel" single-handedly
around the world, against the prevailing winds and currents. British Steel made
the voyage that the establishment said could not be done, let alone single
handed, in 292 days. Described by The Times as "The most outstanding
passage ever made by one man alone" (the headlines ran "Boat of Steel - Man
of Iron"), this incredible feat of seamanship has inspired two generations of
ocean voyagers and adventurers, and formed the basis of the 1992 British Steel
Challenge, and the subsequent BT Global Challenges.
Now owned by a consortium of enthusiasts, British Steel is currently moored
in Dartmouth Harbour while she undergoes a comprehensive restoration project.
The aim is to help preserve and promote this important piece of maritime history
by making her available to charter by yachting enthusiasts, for fun and
adventure sailing holidays.
This website (currently under construction) aims to keep track of this
exciting project with regular progress reports, and to provide a forum for
interested parties to interact with the owners of this historic yacht.