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Round Britain quest for Parkinson’s UK

Yarmouth Harbour berth holder David Temple, owner of Second Wind, a Moody 346, will soon be setting off with a local crew on a challenging sail around Britain to raise money towards research by Parkinson’s UK for a cure for this degenerative disease. David told us that he has wanted to sail around Britain for many years and is determined to sail around the most northerly rock of the British Isles, called Muckle Flugga.

The ambitious 2,100-mile round Britain adventure starts from Yarmouth Harbour on Tuesday 24th May at 0600 in the morning and with a fair wind is due to return to Yarmouth in early July. The key planned stops of the voyage include Dartmouth, Troon, Edinburgh, Lowerstoft, London Tower Bridge (Royal Albert Dock), Eastbourne, and then home to Yarmouth. You can follow David and Second Wind around Britain by tracking them on the free Marine Traffic App, searching for ‘Second Wind UK’, or follow his trip on Facebook.

David’s sail around the British Isles is in aid of Parkinson’s UK and in the lead up to and during the trip he is reaching out to everyone to ask them to support the venture via donations on his JustGiving page.

He said: “My lovely wife was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease some years ago and although I’m in my 80s, I’m still active and able to support her. My challenge is to sail my small 34 foot yacht around Britain in four weeks. It’s a tough one; I’ll be visiting remote locations where you can see four seasons of weather in one day with tricky navigation and lots of overnight sailing! André Usborne, a good friend and sailor will stay with me for the whole journey but we will be joined at various stages to get through the tricky bits by Kit Noble (who also has Parkinson’s), John Smith, Steve Burton and my grandson Sam.”

We send David and all his crew on Second Wind our sincere wishes for a safe and successful round Britain sail.

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