Last month we wrote about one of our customers, Ian Wyllie, who bought a boat via Boatshed IOW in February 2021 and is taking on the challenge of sailing around Britain single handed.

The good news is - he's on his way!

Ian took part in Cowes Week earlier this month with the Andrew Cassell Foundation, the charity he is raising funds for. It was an inspiring and exhausting week for him but one he thoroughly enjoyed. Straight after Cowes Week, Ian was preparing Trilleen for departure, storing enough medical kit for 90 days, and food for 60 days.

Cowes Week: Survived

Ian set sail on his round Britain adventure on the 15th August, heading for Portland. With a short stop in Portland his next leg was from Portland to Torbay. It was a bit of a slow start with the wind dropping and being replaced by rain, but it gave him a chance to learn the best routine for him and the boat.

A little Big Hop: Portland to Torbay

From Torbay it was a short hop round to Dartmouth. Dartmouth holds complex memories for Ian as this was where he was originally injured and the consequences of what seemed like a trivial thing have altered the course of his life. The River Dart is a beautiful place and home to the Britannia Royal Naval College. Mooring arrangements were made through the Royal Naval Sailing Association, and Trilleen sat on the biggest buoy she has ever been moored to!

A small smash to windward

Want to find out more?
You can follow Ian and his trip at once stopovers are confirmed, they will be updating the website.

If you'd like to donate to the Andrew Cassell Foundation this can also be done via the website. All funds go directly to the the Foundation.