Alan Priddy has announced the departure programme for his power circumnavigation record attempt onboard the RIB Spirit of Cardiff.

Alan Priddy has announced the departure programme for his power circumnavigation record attempt onboard the RIBSpirit of Cardiff.

A range of events have been planned for the departure weekend, 30-31 March, in the sponsoring city Cardiff, UK. The programme runs as follows:

Saturday will see the blessing of the boat and crew on the Lightship 2000 at 1200, all day family entertainment in and around Britannia Park, and an all-comers farewell party in the Waterguard Pub at 1800 with live music at 2100.

On Sunday there will be a sunrise Easter service on the Lightship 2000 at 0600, a circus commences ashore in Britannia Park at 1100 and no doubt its waterbourne equivalent will happen an hour later asSpirit of Cardiffmakes her way across the bay from the Oval Basin/Inner Harbour so that the RIB can lock through the barrage at around 1230. Boatowners are welcome to accompany the flotilla and a limited number of places may be available on local passenger boats.

For more details about any of these events, please contact Nadia Lehmann on 07811 553925 or email mailto:nadia@spirit-of- cardiff.com 

The team has planned its series of stopovers in detail with the aim of beatingCable & Wireless Adventurer’s benchmark time of 74 days, 20 hours, set in 1999. But it reports that it is still short of funds and private and commercial sponsors are still being sought. Further information on the Spirit of Cardiff website.