First and foremost the circumnavigation is obviously in aid of ChildVision and I’m hopeful that the sight of me hurting off the coast somewhere will be enough for some to put hands in pockets for what is a great cause. With any luck we’ll also showcase sailing as a sport, providing sailors, sailing clubs and new recruits a platform through which they can enjoy sailing. Better still an opportunity to connect around a common cause. Through words, pictures, video and maybe even a song or two we’ll also share insights into our coastline heritage, and in the spirit of adventure, hopefully encourage others to challenge themselves, grow, meet new people, make new connections and explore.
It will, if we make it home, be a great achievement. It won’t be a first this or that, a name on a trophy or stuff of folklore. And that’s the thing. Sometimes those things pale in comparison to the sheer enjoyment of just doing it. Putting yourself out there. Emptying the tank.