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In December 2023, John-Kenneth D Habbershaw will use a tiny 50-year-old 'dinghy with a lid', his Leisure 17 sailboat to cross the Atlantic Ocean alone and unassisted in aid of four charities.

'JK' is a health retired Emergency Service volunteer. He started the project as a method to assist and focus his recovery from PTSD whilst also using the opportunity to spread help and hope to others. And so, the 'Sofa To Sailboat' name was born.

 

The project has teamed up with leading maritime manufacturers to combine new technologies to ensure the crossing is safe whilst using only renewable energy! Wind for the sails and solar power for a rechargeable electric motor.

The journey has begun.

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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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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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