Celtic Tiderace Expedition - Started

After a slight delay waiting for his boat to arrive, Patrick Winterton's website says he has begun his latest expedition.

'Celtic Tiderace' (as this adventure is now called) will focus on the little known islands off the coast of Ireland and will follow the story of St Brendan the navigator, a 6th century Irish saint. After reaching the Butt of Lewis, the northern point of the Hebrides Patrick will attempt to be the first paddler to kayak across 300km of open ocean to the Faroe Isles in a standard Tiderace Xplore sea kayak.

Patrick estimates that the 2200 kilometre route will take nine to ten weeks. The first of a million strokes will help to raise money for the the Backup Trust, a charity arranging activity courses for people with spinal injuries. I posted a short video with Patrick here.

1 comment:

celtickayak said...

patrick, well done on your undertaking and what a good cause. wishing you all the best in the future from everyone here at www.celtickayak.com

Go n-éirí do mhara leat!!

dave macdaid