I will be sailing around the UK with my family and friends onboard yacht Tikka to raise awareness and money for Action for Children soon. We set off from Gosport on the south coast on 4th June 2016. For the past 18 months my wife Kaz and I have been getting Tikka ready. She now has new rigging, sails, interior furnishings, navigational and safety equipment ready for the big trip. With less than 2 weeks to go before we set off we are putting the final touches to our preparations. Charts, clothes, books are all being checked, double checked and stowed.
I aim to keep a blog going as we travel around the UK. We will be heading off anticlockwise and have 12 weeks to get around. This will be done in 11 legs changing crews each Saturday. I think it will be fun, challenging, difficult at times but rewarding as we aim to help Action for Children help some of our countries most disadvantaged children have a better chance in life.