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One Wild Ride

Round Ireland Solo Challenge

"Sometimes the greatest challenges are closer to home"

Challenge

The Challenge

Single-handedly sail an open boat, little more than twice the size of an average household bath, around Ireland.


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Route

Challenge Updates

A look back on updates from the boat and the shore crew as the journey unfolded!


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Causes

The Cause

Learn more about ChildVision and how your donation and support can help make a real difference.


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Visit us at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2017

The RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show is the only show in the world dedicated exclusively to dinghy sailing. Taking place at Alexandra Palace, London over the weekend of 04-05 March 2017, the show features a packed schedule of talks and coaching sessions, and One Wild Ride will be there!

The boat and I will be on the Suzuki Main Stage. I'll tell you what drove me to singlehandedly sail my 13ft Laser Dinghy around Ireland’s unforgiving and exposed coastline, with engaging anecdotes, photos and never-before-seen video of the journey to the finish line.

What’s my name again?

One Wild Ride. Round Ireland Challenge. Sailing. Ireland. Wild Atlantic Way. Yachting. ChildVision. Charity. Irish Sailing.

 

Sailing a boat around Ireland might be a simple enough concept. In logistical terms however it’s a very hungry paper tiger (that needs constant attention and feeding). It won’t let me sleep either. So, before I forget my own name, it’s update time on the One Wild Blog – and it’s all business.

Yes. Splashing my way around the entire country is taking a bit of organisation (who’d have thunk!) and the intensity has been ramping up ten fold. Unfortunately it’s all been a little much for my man brain (the one that tends to forget 2 out of 7 items on the average shopping list!). It’s fair to say it officially reached breaking point this week when I realised that I’d left my car unlocked and the key in the ignition the night before. (If my insurance broker is reading this, no panic please – it has now been resolved!)

I have seen true blindness in eyes that shine with light

I’ve been asked many times in the last few months, “What’s the connection with ChildVision?”, “How did you chose ChildVision as your charity partner?” etc. etc. etc. There is no elaborate story. I have no children using the service, know only a handful of people who suffer from a visual impairment or blindness, have no personal or family relationship to any of the staff and up until the middle of last year had only that brief sense of what ChildVision did based on hearsay, social channels and the obligatory Google search. There is however this story.

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Fun facts

1750

Distance Sailed

The Distance (in nautical miles) sailed

4

Capsize Counter

The number of times One Wild Ride went swimming.

242

Sailing Hours

The total hours sailed.

36

Sailing Days

The number of sailing days required to complete the challenge.