Next challenge in May June 2016

– sail 500 miles around and trek 260 miles across Scotland re-living RL Stevenson’s classic novel Kidnapped 130 after its publication.   @kidnapped130  #BigSailWalk
Rising funds for Parkinson’s UK, Ocean Youth Trust Scotland and Stevenson Adventures

SOLO ROUND BRITAIN: 42 days in 3 minutes video here

Crossed the finish line off Ullapool Harbour at 13.50 hrs on Saturday 20th July, six weeks to the day since leaving. Thanks to host ports, running clubs, sponsors, shore support team and everyone who helped me get round the UK and Ireland. You can donate on line or by text  Go to Charities , its easy and every penny will make a  difference

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

The map below tracked Alan’s progress around the UK and Ireland

Alan's planned routeThe 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.

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)