18:00 05-Jun-11 Update
They have made it!
All 18 sailors arrived safely in Fowey
Plymouth - Fowey 4th June 2011
On the 4th of June 2011, 18 Topper sailors aged between 11 and 15 from across the South West will sail from Plymouth to Fowey, a distance of 25 miles.
The sailors will be accompanied by a safety boat but will otherwise be entirely self sufficient. The voyage will take between 6 and 10 hours depending on the wind strength and direction. They will be travelling across the open water of the English Channel so can expect waves, high winds and maybe even dolphins.
The Good Causes
The aim is to raise as much money as possible which will be equally shared between the following organisations:
RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea
National Coastwatch Institution,
keeping a visual watch along UK shores
Fowey Gallants Sailing Club
Topper Class Association
South West Training
Click on the links to meet the sailors and pledge your donation
Meet the sailors
Route, Blog, Fleet Tracker
View the route in detail and then track progress with live blog and Fleet Tracker
The route may be reversed in the event of a forecast westerly wind. A decision will be taken by 12:00 on Friday 3rd June. Check the website before travelling