Topic : Sailing around Britain and raising money for the Evelina Childrens Hospital

Hi All,

Our small 26ft yacht is set to sail around Britain over the next four months. David Croft (my dad and previous merlin sailor) will be sailing throughout the whole trip with a variety of different crews who will be doing two week stints.

We are starting in our home-port of Portsmouth and heading west initially (i.e clockwise). Our proposed route is South Coast, West Country, round Lands’ End, from there we cross the Bristol Channel to Milford Haven, across the Irish Sea then following East Coast of Ireland next Western Isles of Scotland, round the top of Scotland (Cape Wrath) to heading back south along the Scottish and English East Coasts, finally back into the English Channel to Portsmouth.

Over the course of the trip we would like to raise a few £’s for the Evelina Children’s Hospital. Unlike its sister London hospital Great Ormond St the Evelina is less well-known and as a result is somewhat the Cinderella Children’s Hospital. The hospital is next to St Thomas’ by Westminster Bridge. Its an inspiring place which has many specialities unavailable at local, general hospitals, for example its Cardiology department is world renowned. If you would like to donate to the Evelina please follow this link:

If any of you would like to follow the journey check out our website and instagram page, wed love your support!!

Posted: 28/04/2022 12:38:34
By: Caroline


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