Many thanks to all of you who bought a boat for the ‘Float your boat’ competition – in total I have raised £302.50 which gets me another 242 miles along my journey.
After a slight technical hitch (aka the internet broke in my flat and took 6 weeks to sort..!) I am pleased to be able to share with you the winning entries. I was impressed by the range of photos sent with some of you being very creative in your ‘unusual’ locations and also boats travelling across to globe to Indonesia, America, Switzerland, Portugal and France.
The winners are as follows.
In the ‘furthest from home’ category the winning boat managed to travel a whopping 7589 miles to Kalasey Beach, Menado Bay, North Sulawesi, Indonesia! Well done to 9 year old Julien for winning this category.
There are two winners in the ‘most unusual’ category with a under 18 and adult winner (many thanks to my independent judge, Rosie, for picking these).
The under 18 most unusual category has been won by 7 year old Ethan, who took his boat on an adventure in a Boeing 777 British Airways training flight simulator at Heathrow Airport where he attempted to land on the runway 17R at Denver.
The adult winner goes to Sally who managed to float her boat in the shadows of one of the Clipper Race Yachts when they were at St Katherine’s Dock in London following the 2013/14 race.
Congratulations to all three winners – these photos will be put on a top that I take on the race with me and each winner will be sent a postcard from one of the race ports.