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.