Fifty two year old British sailor Shirley Ravenscroft is on her way across the Atlantic ocean, alone in her yacht "Teassa".
GV ZOOM IN British lady sailor Mrs Shirley Ravenscroft fixing gadgets in stern of her boat "Teassa".
SV Ken Pottinger interviewing Mrs Ravenscroft.
POTTINGER: "Shirley, you are making this journey single handed across the Atlantic, how long do you think it will take you to get to the other side and whereabouts are you headed for?"
RAVENSCROFT: "Well, the whole point of my adventure is not to know exactly where I'm going to be, anywhere or where I'm going, but I imagine it will take me something like two-and-a-half months."
POTTINGER: "Whereabouts will you be headed for?"
RAVENSCROFT: "I hope to find one of the islands in the Caribbean and then I shall go to Florida I think, perhaps the Keys -- it's supposed to be very beautiful."
POTTINGER: "Why are you doing what you're doing?"
RAVENSCROFT: "Why does anyone climb mountains? Because they want to."
POTTINGER: "Are you afraid?"
RAVENSCROFT: "Very -- it's part of the adventure isn't it? It creates the tension."
POTTINGER: "Will you be writing about your voyage?"
RAVENSCROFT: " It's certainly another dream I have to write a book, but it won't only be about this particular voyage, but about lots of things that happen in relationship to it."
REPORTER: KEN POTTINGER
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Background: Fifty two year old British sailor Shirley Ravenscroft is on her way across the Atlantic ocean, alone in her yacht "Teassa". She left Lisbon on Monday (6 November) and expects to be at sea for about two and a half months.
SYNOPSIS: Mrs Ravenscroft is a grandmother and comes from Dartmouth on the south coast of england. Before she left she told reporter Ken Pottinger that she had no specific motive for the journey, which she described as an "adventure".