A year or so ago, two young Brits, Chris Brooks and Glen Foster, were preparing to set off to sail round Britain on a beach cat. Sadly during their preparation Glen was lost at sea during a storm off Portugal. One year later, Chris is trying again, this time alone. I received the following from Suzy, who is supporting the effort.
The photo is Chris practicing.
"I wanted to let you know that Chris is starting his journey around Britain on Thursday 31 May from the Solent and will do it solo and hope to complete in under 28 days. He has a modified (for single handed sailing) F18 beach catamaran and a gracious sponsor that provided the funds for boat and sail. We also have had a lot of kit donated. So far we have raised more than £9,700 for the NSPCC Childline and I am sure will exceed our target of £10K. Our website will have a daily video blog as a well as a link to a Yellowbrick tracking device that will update his position twice/hour. I am on the shore team that will follow him around (only one week for me) and help him get the boat in/out and feed him."