Alan Priddy's 10m RIB is now waiting for passage at Port Said after an easy run from Malta over the preceding two days.

Alan Priddy’s 10m RIB is now waiting for passage at Port Said after an easy run from Malta over the preceding two days.

Good weather enabled the 900 miles to be logged in 48 hours 7 minutes, an average of 19 knots. But it wasn’t quite fast enough to catch this morning’s 0700 convoy through the Suez Canal and so the would-be circumnavigation record-breakers look as though they have a 24-hour delay on their hands.

Meantime, the local marina, tourism office and Rotary Club are laying on a welcome to provide some compensation.