Capital Venture

For 2015 I set myself the challenge of sailing from Cowes right into the UK's capital city, and then to walk around the City of London in my Hart Walker.

Setting off on the 23rd May from Cowes in light winds the journey to London began, stopping at Brighton, Eastbourne, Dover, Isle of Sheppy and Gallions Point, and the final destination St Katherine's Docks by Tower Bridge. During this time the weather varied considerably stopping us for a couple of days due to storms and high winds, covering a distance of 247 miles. We had a fantastic support team, Motorhome and Honda's 9m cougar rib for on water safety. I was also joined for 2 days by offshore sailor Nikki Curwen.

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Finally in London I swapped my adapted boat for my Hart walker, and walked through the city streets of London from St Katherines Marina to the Bank of England, taking me 3 hours to walk. I was fundraising as the journey progressed and finishing with a charity drinks reception at The River Lounge. At the end of my 12 day adventure, which had thrown up lots of challenges along the way! (with support crew logistics, access, fatigue and sometimes just being uncomfortable sitting for 8 hours plus on longer sails) it was all worth it, I raised over £8,000 to be able to start the new Charity MissIsle School of sip-puff Sailing to enable other with similar needs to me be able to learn to sail as I have.

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Fantastic sights along the way and altogether another Fantastic Adventure!!

Thank you to everyone's support and thanks to everyone who sponsored me and the new Charity!

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