Former pupil Stuart Kinnaird will be enjoying a very different festive season – rowing across the Atlantic in a bid to set a new World Record.
Stuart is one of 10 man crew hoping to cross from Morocco to Barbados in under 30 days and he is hoping to attract sponsorship before he departs on December 5th.
He said: “My team and I hope to be the first people to complete the crossing in under 30 days, which is considered the four minute mile of ocean rowing! If successful, having rowed through Christmas and New Year, with the current, from Morocco to Barbados; we will also gain world records for the fastest 10, multihull and the most miles covered in 24 hours.”
The team has been training for the challenge for the last 12 months and Stuart (C2008) is confident they will smash the world record.
He said: “Our captain, Roy Finlay made his first successful Atlantic crossing in 1998. His name can be attributed to 20 records in the sport and the crew is a hardy bunch completing several previous challenges such as 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents, running a marathon at the North Pole as well as having the youngest person ever to complete the Marathon de Sab (250km through the Sahara).”
Stuart, who works for alternative investment group Juniper Place in London, is hoping to raise at least £15,000 for the charity Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis and would welcome any and all generous donations.
He is also seeking sponsorship to fund this World Record attempt and would like to ask anyone who is interested in doing so to contact him.
For more information on the trip and details of how to sponsor/donate please follow the links.