West Mersea's Martin Evans prepares to sail for 145-mile sailing challenge

Gazette: I’m sailing to Holland...on a dinghy the size of a surfboard I’m sailing to Holland...on a dinghy the size of a surfboard

AN Olympic hopeful will sail from Mersea to the Netherlands on a boat about the size of a surfboard to raise money for charity.

Martin Evans, 21, believes he will be the first person to take on the 145-mile challenge in a Laser dinghy, which is just 4.2m long and 1.4m wide.

The former Colchester Royal Grammar School student, who is in the second year of a law degree at Exeter University, will take on the challenge in June to raise money for the RNLI.

Read the full story in Today's Gazette.

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12:44pm Tue 4 Feb 14

All_talk_no_action says...

A windsurfer?
A windsurfer? All_talk_no_action

6:03pm Tue 4 Feb 14

All_talk_no_action says...

All_talk_no_action wrote:
A windsurfer?
Well Mr All Talk No Action it turns out its a Laser dinghy, which is just 4.2m long and 1.4 meters wide.
[quote][p][bold]All_talk_no_action[/bold] wrote: A windsurfer?[/p][/quote]Well Mr All Talk No Action it turns out its a Laser dinghy, which is just 4.2m long and 1.4 meters wide. All_talk_no_action

8:07pm Wed 5 Feb 14

stevedawson says...

Hope he has back up 145 miles is a long way.
Hope he has back up 145 miles is a long way. stevedawson

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