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Bearded Adventurer Undertakes First LEJOG Sailing Record

Thursday 3 December 2015
One of my modern day heroes is the bearded adventurer Sean Conway because of his inspiring "can do" attitude. When he thinks about a challenge he then rapidly gets on and does it. This has culminated in him being the first person to complete a length of Britain triathlon.

He's not sailed much though. Infact I venture a guess that he has swam further than he has sailed. That's about to change though. He's teamed up with experienced racers Phil Sharp and Alex Alley.

They will set off up the chilly, dark Irish sea and up the exposed west coast of Scotland in a bid to sail from Land's End to John O'Groats in only 2 and a half days. That seems like a very fast time for a forty foot monohull in offshore conditions when compared to Ocean monohull record times put in by Volvo 70's. Or to put it in an amateur context we suggest that our yacht charter clients spend a week just circumnavigating the Isle of Skye!

We wish Sean and the team all the best. Whatever time they put in you have to admire his get up and go. Fair winds to you lads.

We'll leave you with Sean's thoughts on his latest project:

"I get very seasick. Not much sailing experience. Yikes, Sean"