On Sunday 7th May, Ken Fowler of Highcliffe SC in Dorset, set off on his monumental challenge. He is attempting to sail from Land's End to John O'Groats in a little RS Aero in aid of Cancer Research and Oakhaven Hospice Trust.
The weather was good for the launch and Ken set off into an headwind up the north Cornish coast. This meant made going a little slower than hoped, and of course the beating up wind increased the distance, but by the end of his first day, Ken made it safely into St Ives.
Tomorrow Ken sets off again up the Cornish coast, hoping to reach Port Isaac, or perhaps Bude if the conditions are favourable. You can track Ken's progress throughout his challenge via his website - www.racetoscotland.co.uk and of course you can also use the website to donate money to the charities he is supporting too.
Good Luck Ken!
Photo by Sarah Desjonqueres, Highcliffe SC