Teenagers storming along in RIB challenge

Jack, Archie and Harry can't be stopped!

The three teenagers attempting to circumnavigate the British Isles in a RIB are en route to Aberdeen after covering around 1,000 miles already.

News of the three’s exploits is spreading fast through the marine industry after an impressive start to their campaign.

Day 4 alone saw them cover 320 miles at an average of 40 knots. Day 2 saw them battle into 6m head seas for nine hours at an average of 28 knots.

Today, after leaving Mallaig on the North West coast of Scotland, they are heading for Aberdeen, a 230-mile voyage.

Archie Ward, Harry Edwards and Jack Haigh, from the Isle of Wight, are attempting the challenge to raise funds for Sail 4 Cancer.

They have been sponsored by BRP Recreational Products UK and have a fully kitted out 9m Ribcraft RIB fitted twin 250hp Evinrude E-TEC outboards. The engines are manufactured by BRP.

Yesterday the team experienced a delay because the engines put up a fault signal. An Evinrude engineer was flown out by helicopter and the problem, a kink in the oil line, was resolved.

Country Manager of BRP Recreational Products UK Paul Francis said: “The efforts of Archie, Harry and Jack to help raise funds for Sail 4 Cancer through the completion of the Evinrude Round Britain Challenge are inspiring. We are proud to be involved.”

To sponsor Archie, Harry and Jack and donate to their campaign, visit www.sail4cancer.org 


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