The 130+ Island RS Aero Challenge21/02/2018 22:42:54
Ken Fowler announces his new 2018 RS Aero challenge in 'Yoda'!
What a great way to explore England and Wales!
After sailing the Race to Scotland from one end of Britain to the other I was just blown away by the stunning and varied coastal scenery along my route. My only regret from the trip (other than not quite making it to John O Groats!) was missing out on exploring the places I was sailing past. So over the winter I've been researching some of those amazing places and come up with a new challenge for 2018 .....and beyond - and here it is!
'TO SAIL YODA (MY RS AERO DINGHY) AROUND ALL THE ISLANDS IN ENGLAND AND WALES.'
I guess you're thinking how many islands are there?? Well that depends on how big a piece of rock needs to be before you call it an island! Funnily enough there is no clear definition, so I've gone for big enough to notice sailing around it - say about 30 metres long - and for it to still be visible at high tide.
With that as a guideline I've found around 130 islands so far, ranging in size from the Isle of Wight down to Victorian Forts in the Solent. Not only will I be sailing around the coastal islands, but also inland islands on lakes - just to make sure we've done EVERY island!
The aim is to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Oakhaven Hospice as I sail my dizzy course and hopefully become the first dinghy sailor to sail around all the islands in England and Wales.
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I hope you enjoy following this adventure.