You should bring a crew of at least one person with you, responsible for your feeds and well being. Cheerleaders are less use than crew who understands the physical demands of such an endurance feat. Talk to your pilot about how many people you can bring. Make sure they are well prepared with your nutrition needs and schedule, know how to pass you a feed (this will take practice – the first time should not be in the North Channel!) They should also have good sea legs!