Crew Update - Now A Solo Adventure

Being the Skipper of the boat brings good, bad, and sad responsibilities. But, unfortunately, on this occasion, it is one of the sad ones I must perform.


It is my duty to announce that the boat's First Mate, Courtney W Hollyoake, is no longer part of the 'Sofa To Sailboat' fundraising expedition. This is due to circumstances in his personal life. The decision has come after a long period of consideration about what is best for the project and for the crew individually and as a whole.


I am now adjusting plans to carry out the 3000-mile Atlantic Ocean 'dinghy with a lid' as a solo sailor, accompanied by the social media emissary (the stuffed, ill-tempered, foul-mouthed parrot).


As SofaToSailboat gets closer to its departure date, I'll be meeting some of our sponsors at Seawork (June 21-23rd) in Southampton and reaching out to the rest by email shortly to update them on this latest news.


Although I'll temporarily be keeping a seat open for Courtney to return to adventure; if crossing the Atlantic in a tiny boat to raise £100,000 for charity is something you would be interested in, please reach out to 'JK' at contact@sofatosailboat.co.uk


There will be training and fitting out commitments in the next six months ahead in preparation for the Winter 2022 departure, as well as a financial commitment for essential training, safety and personal equipment, flights, insurance etc. You'll also need a gross sense of humour, eclectic music taste, and guts of steel.


Thank You

JK D. HABBERSHAW Jnr. (The Skipper)


Please Sponsor/Donate: www.sofatosailboat.co.uk/donate



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