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In June and July 2013 Alan Rankin will undertake a solo singlehanded sailing challenge of the full circumnavigation of UK and Ireland. The charity challenge will raise funds for Parkinson’s UK, Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Society and Ocean Youth Trust Scotland
The challenge will utilise entirely renewable resources of: wind, wave, tidal and solar power along with food and drink sourced from sustainable producers in the UK.
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The challenge will take Alan Rankin on a singlehanded sailing voyage from Ullapool on the North West coast of Scotland northwards to Muckle Flugga on the Shetland Isles and then south to the busy English Channel. From there Alan will continue passing the Fasnet rock, up the West Coast of Ireland before heading for St Kilda and returning around the northern tip of the Outer Hebrides to Ullapool. The voyage is 2,300 miles in some of the most challenging yet beautiful waters in the world.
In 2006 Alan became the first person to fully circumnavigate Scotland by boat and bike. Read more
To order Alan’s first book ‘Solo Round Scotland’ including a foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE, order from Publisher or from Amazon or Waterstones (Royalties go to Ocean Youth Trust Scotland and Parkinson’s UK)
Risk more than others think is safe.
Care more than others think is wise.
Dream more than others think is practical.
Expect more than others think is possible”
— Claude Thomas Bissell