On August 2022 I will begin my second attempt to sail solo, non-stop, unassisted around the world from Ireland back to Ireland via the 5 great capes. I will be using a sextant and paper charts as my primary navigation tools.
If I am successful, I will be the first Irish person to complete a solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world.
I estimate the trip will take approximately 8 months nonstop. My yacht Waxwing is a Rival 41, she is a standard production offshore cruising yacht that I have upgraded for the challenge. In my first attempt Waxwings steering was damaged after my rudder was hit by a Whale. I will spend the next few months Preparing Waxwing for our journey once more.
I have been working non-stop on this project for three years, preparing waxwing for the circumnavigation. Now money and preparation for the voyage are my main focus, so I ma looking for donations. I estimate I need €80,000 to finish this project and make history.
A percentage of all donations will also be going to a charity just like before. More from this over the coming weeks.
Thank you so much to everyone not only for your donations but for your kind messages, well wishes and support.
Here is a link to the St Frances Special School website for anyone who would like to find out more or donate directly https://www.sfss.ie/