Race to Scotland - Land's End to John O'Groats in an RS Aero!
That is the challenge facing SW sailor Ken Fowler, Vice Commodore of Highcliffe Sailing Club in Dorset. Ken is attempting to become only the second person to complete such a feat in a single handed dinghy as he travels up the west coast of Cornwall, Wales, NW England and finally onto Scotland and John O'Groats. The journey is over 900miles and Ken hopes to spend 10hours a day on his boat, all alone in order to reach his destination in around 20-30 days.
There will be many challenges along the way, tides, weather, waves and the like but Ken and his support crew are clearly well prepared and very determined!
Ken is using this challenge to raise money for Cancer Research and Oakhaven Hospice, two charities close to his heart. You can head over to his website www.racetoscotland.co.uk to make a donation to these causes and also to track his progress.
The big launch from Land's End is on the 7th May. Good Luck Ken!!