British yachtsman to attempt a double Atlantic crossing in his purpose-designed 3 foot 10 inch boat
Following on from Britain’s sailing success in the Olympics, another British yachtsman is about to attempt to enter the record books. Tom McNally will shortly embark on a double Atlantic crossing in his purpose-designed 3 foot 10 inch boat – The Big C.
Setting off from Cadiz, sailing to Central America, Texas, Newfoundland and back to his home town of Liverpool, Tom will sail a total of approximately 10,000 miles. He has previously held various ocean records for sailing in very small craft, the last being a comparatively massive 5 foot 4 and a half inches. However he subsequently lost that record when American sailor, Mr Vihlen, completed the trip in a boat just half an inch shorter.
Apart from trying to gain the record, Tom is also raising money and awareness for charity Sail 4 Cancer.
Tom’s boat, “The Big C” is on display at the Southampton Boat Show. For more information about Sail 4 Cancer please see the website at www.sail4cancer.org .