I was onbaord the safety boat two hours after we had started the return trip to Wales, when the Tredalo broke up, whilst under tow, and sank.I hope that you will view the attempt in the spirit in which it was undertaken…as a bit of an adventure to support of the WBA, a great charity, that provides very important services and that needs your donations to continue on doing so…please donate in recognition of the attempt, even though I didn’t make it all the way to Ireland!
Thank you very much. Chris Todd.
Thank you for supporting the Wiltshire Blind Association in their dedicated efforts to assist blind and partially sighted people living in Wiltshire and Swindon. For further details please refer directly to their website (http://www.wiltshireblind.org).
For further details please see http://www.irishseacrossing.co.uk
I will be accompanied by a support boat with three crew who will be on watch rotation and who will be assisting me with navigation and radio communications. The intention is that, with the exception of the above support, I will be self sufficient on the Tredalo – carrying all of the food, water and supplies that I will need.Things I am not looking forward to…
1) 40 hours of continuous effort at “light jogging" pace – target heart rate of 140, ouch!
2) Pressing on through the night (or two nights, depending on the tide timings on the day we go); generally colder, reduced visual references and much harder to maintain morale
3) 40 hrs at sea trying to keep up food intake and not getting sea sick
Things I am looking forward to…
2) Drinking an ice cold Guinness on arrival
3) Raising lots of money for the WBA and the RNLI
Many thanks for your supportChris Todd