Well, Rory McDougall made it along with the other eighty or so competitors, who crossed the start line of the Jester Challenge Trans-Atlantic Race at Plymouth on Sunday, 23rd May, 2010. Congratulations to all of them, but this article is about Rory who holds the record for sailing the smallest catamaran around the world. She’s a homebuilt Tiki 21 designed by James Wharram. More details of his circumnavigation can be found by copying the link* below and pasting it to your browser’s address bar.
Rory is asking people to support him by donating to the Sir Francis Chichester Trust for Devonian youngsters to give them opportunities for taking part in outward-bound courses. Donations should be made via the Just Giving Website.
You will be able to follow Rory's progress by visiting his Blog.
Just because he has sailed around the world in his small catamaran, that does not mean his passage across the North Atlantic will be a pushover. In addition to raising money for the Sir Francis Chichester Trust, his aim is hold the record for sailing the smallest multihull across the North Atlantic from east to west single-handed.
*‘Cooking Fat’ Rory McDougall’s Boat Website
Just Giving – Francis Chichester Trust
Sir Francis Chichester Trust
My Blog about Rory
My Blog on the Jester Challenge
James Wharram Designs