Two sailors from Gloucestershire took 33 days to sail round Britain in their Wayfarer

Two sailors from Gloucestershire have

halved the record for sailing around Britain in a dinghy.

Jeremy Warren, 56, and Phillip Kirk, 40,

both from Thornbury Sailing Club, set off from Weymouth in their 5m Wayfarer Hafren on 31 May.

The pair had been aiming to sail the voyage

in 60 days, but instead halved the record, completing the circumnavigation in just 33.

Mr Warren and Mr Kirk set off on their

challenge in order to raise money for the RNLI and the Pappa Fund, which

supports health and education programmes on Rameswaram, an island near Sri


So far they’ve raised more than £3,000 of

their £20,000 target.

They sailed the 1,500-mile route clockwise

from Weymouth, up the Irish Sea, west of the Isle of Man, before dropping into

Northern Ireland and up the west coast of Scotland.

Throughout their journey, the two men have

sailed past a number of iconic sites, including the headlands of Cape Wrath and

the sandbanks of the Thames Estuary.

Each leg of the journey was three days

long, with two nights at sea, as before taking some rest bite in local sailing

clubs along the way. 

The pair spent the odd night on dry land, camping

and occasionally staying in a harbourside hotel.

Find out more about their voyage on their website and twitter.