During the spring of 2013 we will set off in Cygnet, a gaff-rigged Yawl from Harty Ferry in the Swale on the South East Coast of England, for the OGA 50 Jubilee Challenge. There will be 3 of us on board at any one time; Simon, Sharon and one other crew member.
Last year we logged as many sea miles as possible in preparation, To ensure the trip goes without a hitch. The boat is in pretty good order but needs a few minor jobs to allow for a longer periods of time away. The trip isn't just about enjoying the sailing challenge but will an opportunity to raise money for charity and to visit parts of Britain not seen before.
Several months of preparation and planning are taking place. Planning the route, ensuring that the right equipment is on board, crew and provisions so that when the time comes for the 'off' we will be confident that we are prepared for the journey ahead.