09 May 2010

Rory & Cookies' Jester Challenge

As I am sure anybody who reads this blog realises we have a soft spot for anyone doing anything seriously challenging and risky in a good cause, and because they enjoy that sort of stuff. The latest one to cross our path is Rory McDougall who is sailing a seriously small catamaran called Cookie solo across the Atlantic on the norther route (i.e. into wind !).

They have entered into the Jester Challenge 2010 to sail Cookie 2800 miles singlehanded from Plymouth UK to Newport USA. They take off on 23rd May and hope to take 4-5weeks. For more info on the Challenge go to http://www.jesterinfo.org/thejesterchallenge2010.html

Rory is raising funds for the Sir Francis Chichester Trust which is a very worthy cause. The Trust send disadvantaged youths on outward bound courses to help their self development through adventure.

If you want to help them raise funds for this charity as they sail across the North Atlantic on Cookie and set another benchmark as the smallest catamaran to do so then please follow the link http://www.justgiving.com/RoryandCookiesJesterChallenge for a safe and easy way to donate online.

Please follow the story of the voyage as it unfolds on the blog - http://roryandcookie.blogspot.com/

We've helped them out by loaning them an old Aquair 100 for the trip. In return they've helped us with testing something we're experiementing with.

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