DONALD's crew for the race were two more 'dads' from Winchester, Rob REED and Dan RIGDEN, who all met through their children, all at Weston School. The boat is named after 'Maddie' DONALD's 10 year old daughter. He would like to dedicate this race to the memory of his elder brother Richard.
Race Control believe the final boat to cross the line was Elektra raced by Raymarine Young Sailor of the Year Katie MILLER and Dan MONK (GBR). They had encountered problems with gear failure throughout the day but had soldiered on, and in so doing helped The Ellen Macarthur Trust.
Last year the total raised for charity by all the participants was £30,000 and the organizers are confident this has been exceeded in 2007.