James Ketchell

22nd April 2016
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Thanks for all the support!

Hi Guys, As I sit here typing this it’s hard to believe that my book is now published and available. It’s been a very long road to get to this point and it still hasn’t sunk in that this chapter of my life, i.e writing my first book is now over. It was a long process taking over a year to write but the concept that has never let me down of “just keep going” has worked for me yet again. I’m already working on my next book which will be very exciting considering the experiences and situations I have found myself in over the past two years. My next adventure will form the final part of the next book too, so let’s see what happens. I think things are going to get interesting this summer! I do need to say a massive thank you to everyone who attended my […]
19th March 2016
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Book Launch “The Ultimate Triathlon” 7th April

Hi everybody, Finally it’s with great pleasure that I can now tell you that my book “The Ultimate Triathlon” is coming out on April 7th. For those people that know me will be aware that I’ve been working on this for a long time now and have had some challenges along the way but its finally finished! The book would not have been possible without the help from a lot of people who have believed in me and supported me from the early days of my adventuring. I am also very excited to tell you that we have teamed up with Cotswold Outdoor for the book launch on April 7th. I will be giving a talk in their flag ship store in Covent Garden and then signing copies and taking any questions. Please join us for the drinks reception. 7th April @ 7pm – 9pm Cotswold Outdoor, Covent Garden, 8 […]
11th February 2016
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Announcement

It’s with great sadness that I have to report that myself and Anthony were rescued 48 hours ago. We were 600 miles into our Atlantic crossing when Anthony became extremely unwell and needed urgent medical attention. Thanks to the fast response from the UK Maritime Agency, a 200 metre long bulk carrier called “Angele N” was diverted to make the evacuation. After 20 hours on board the commercial vessel, the Spanish coastguard extracted us via helicopter back to Tenerife for medical treatment. Anthony is now recovering. We want to thank the Spanish and UK maritime authorities who co-ordinated the rescue. Those people who know me will be aware that this is the second time I have been rescued at sea, and as one would imagine, I am extremely disappointed, but safety must always come first. I want to thank everyone for the continued support and I will be in touch with […]
7th February 2016
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One week down already

Hi everyone, Everything is going well out here in the Atlantic. We are averaging between 60 and 70 nautical miles per day, and even managed 81 miles yesterday! We are currently slightly ahead of target but things can change in a split second in this environment, so we can’t afford to get complacent. The wind is still behind us, usually blowing at about 10 knots, so it’s pretty rough most of the time and very overcast. We are waiting for the weather to turn as we approach warmer climes and we’re holding out for a bit of sunshine. We had a potentially interesting encounter with an oil tanker yesterday: we could see them (a huge blot on the horizon, about 4 miles away), but they did not see us, so we had to radio in and exchange a few pleasantries, to make them aware of our little rowing boat! We […]