A British round-the-world sailor is missing at sea after failing to return to the UK during a 300 mile trip.
Robin Davie’s family alerted the coastguard on Wednesday after he failed to make contact since setting off from the French port of Les Sables d’Olonne, in the Bay of Biscay, on Saturday.
The 67-year-old told his brother Rick he would arrive in his hometown of Falmouth on Tuesday.
The UK coastguard said no distress signal had been received and it has now issued an all-ships alert asking vessels to look out for his yacht.
Mr Davie, who spent 20 years in the merchant navy, has circumnavigated the globe solo three times and was preparing attempt the feat without stopping in 2022.