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In December 2022, 'Sofa to Sailboat' will use a tiny 50-year-old 'dinghy with a lid', a Leisure 17 sailboat to cross the Atlantic Ocean alone and unassisted in aid of four charities.

The skipper 'JK' is a health retired Emergency Service volunteer. He started the project as a way to assist and focus his recovery, whilst also using the opportunity to spread help and spread hope to others.

 

Sofa To Sailboat has teamed up with leading manufacturers to combine new technologies to make the crossing using only renewable energy! Wind for the sails, and solar power for a rechargeable electric motor.

The journey has begun. Join us!

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FUNDRAISING TARGET OF £100,000!

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Total raised in aid of charities (including Gift Aid) so far

ABOUT

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THE CREW

Meet The Crew

John-Kenneth D Habbershaw Jnr

  • 39

  • Marine Surveyor & Marine Electrician

  • 10+ years of sailing experience

  • Works with teams and solo ocean rowers who combined have set numerous new world records.

  • Health retired 'Blue Light' Emergency Service Volunteer

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#nametheparrot

  • 11 Months old

  • Bites

  • Ill-tempered and foul-mouthed

  • Leaves crumbs everywhere

  • Social Media emissary

  • Blue, Green, Yellow, and sounds like a carrot

  • Needs a name...

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Courtney W Hollyoake

  • 34

  • No sailing experience

  • Has been on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride several times at Disneyland so considers himself to be a natural-born sailor.

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SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS

The 250 Club

Lyn & Terry Hollyoake
Angie and Marcus Davey
Kevin and Nigel Eden
Alex and Simon Stanmore

L M  & D C Phillips

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The 100 Club

John Hares

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AFFILIATIONS

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