You may ask yourself: What does sailing have to do with British Biltong? As I would have done myself not long ago. My name is David and I am the founder of BlightyBiltongCo. Before taking on my own challenge of starting up a Biltong Company, I had a 10 year career in the world of sailing and so know the challenges of sailing across the Atlantic and the inherited dangers of doing so with a small crew, never mind solo like Simon Koster.
Simon Koster is a brilliant solo sailor who has recently taken on some of the finest sailors in the world and he's doing a fantastic job. Having sailed with Simon myself in the past, it is no surprise to see him doing so well in the latest edition of the Mini-Transat.
Simon knew he needed a great source of protein to help keep him going on those cold days & nights, so asked us here at BlightyBiltongCo to become one of his sponsors for the race and fuel part of his dietary requirements for the enormous challenge that lay ahead.
We hope you have been able to follow the race as we have with great anticipation and delight. If you have not yet, then we urge you to do so by following this live tracker link:
Here are just 3 reasons why Welsh Wagyu Biltong is the ultimate choice when it comes to choosing your healthier Biltong and why Simon has chosen it for his journey:
- Biltong is one of the biggest protein players on the market today. Our Welsh Wagyu Biltong has 53.5g of the stuff per 100g. That certainly makes for a perfect post sail change hit !!
- Wagyu beef is also an effective source of Essential Fatty Acids such as the Omega 3 (Linolenic Acid), as well as containing 30% more Omega 6 (Linoleic Acid) than other breeds
- Wagyu beef is one of the best sources of Vitamin B, iron, and essential complete amino acids
His Latest blog entry from his base team on the ground who have done a fantastic job of supporting him:
"A fierce battle across the Atlantic!
Simon Koster and his Eight Cube Sersa are still second overall, 70 miles behind the « untouchable » Ian Lipinski and 10 milles ahead of Jörg Richers 👍
The wind is moderate and the average speed around 11 knots. The three leaders have chosen a northerly route; their followers are sailing much closer to the direct course to Le Marin. According to the weather models, it seems like a good choice. Time will tell…
Go Simon !!!!" - Simon Koster SUI sailor
All of us here at BlightyBiltongCo hope he continues his great streak of favourable conditions and makes the most of that northerly route (not to mention the extra knot of current that lies to the north). We shall be watching with beady eyes Simon !!