Tuesday, 15 September 2009


While at the boatshow last weekend, I bumped into a charming (but possibly slightly bonkers) fellow called Tom McNally. He intends to sail across the atlantic later this year, not once, but twice, in an impossibly small boat: 3 foot ten inches long! This is not the first time he has done this sort of thing. Indeed, he has previously held the record for having sailed the smallest boat ever (5 feet 4 1/2 inches) across the 'big pond'. Since being beaten by an American sailor (5 feet 3 1/2 inches) he has decided to have another crack at the record. He claims to have no interest in fame or money, he just enjoys sailing small boats and having a challenge!

Anyway, many people might think that he is completely off his rocker...as it happens I don't share this opinion. I think that he's certainly eccentric (and possibly doesn't give enough consideration to his own personal comfort) but quite sane.

Good luck Tom!

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