Scottish-based sailing charity able2sail launches its 3 LightHouse Challenge
A team of challengers are gearing up for a 700-plus mile sail and cycle in aid of one of
Scotland’s charities for the disabled.
The inaugural 3 LightHouse
Challenge has been launched by able2sail. It will start from The Lighthouse in Glasgow on Friday 23 May 2014.
Six volunteers will endeavour to cycle and sail more than 1,141km of
Scotland’s most dramatic landscapes and sailing waters.
In six days the team aim to cycle to Oban,
set sail on able2sail, the charity’s own yacht for the sail and cycle round the
Outer Hebrides, before returning to Oban and cycling back to Glasgow.
It is hoped the 3 Lighthouse Challenge will be a key fundraiser for the
charity, which last year took more than 130 clients, friends and carers out sailing
on the Clyde and the waters of Argyll.
All the opportunities able2sail provides to the disabled community are free of
charge by a committed group of volunteers.
Charity chairman Gerry Campbell said: ‘Sailing truly enables
people to be free of their disabilities. With us they are part of the team and
the crew, irrespective of their disability or sailing experience.’
How will the challenge work?
The team is made up of volunteers and members of the able2sail
Youth Forum: David Hill, Gillian Bruce, Laura Carrick, Aimee Williams, Neil MacDonald and Fraser Hamilton.
For the sailing legs, the team of six will be joined by one of the charity’s expert skippers and members of crew.
the land parts of the challenge, a small support team will provide
safety cover, help with punctures etc and of course provide the much
needed snacks and warm cups of tea.
A yacht delivery team will take
able2sail from her home port at Kip Marina to Oban for the start of the
sailing aspects of this fundraising adventure.