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Old 17 June 2011, 04:39   #1
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Round Ireland for charity....... At the age of 16

Thinking about circumnavigating Ireland for charity in a few years, looking at an Exalibur Offshore 10m. Any thoughts on it? And does anyone know how much funding would be needed?
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Old 17 June 2011, 17:28   #2
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race or cruise?
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Old 17 June 2011, 19:05   #3
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? Firstly your profile suggests you are not only 14.

At its simplest level a round Ireland trip would cost only the fuel and any/marina or harbour fees and assuming you are not breaking records or sleeping on board - some accomodation, assuming you have the boat and necessary safety equipment. Not meaning to be rude but anyone seriously considering that length of trip should be able to work out a rough estimate of fuel usage, and associated cost themselves.

If you mean the cost of the boat itself, then it depends how its configured (cost v's speed / range etc) - but if you were aiming to do it quickly you are probably looking at six figures once all the safety kit, engines, electronics etc are factored in. In the right weather and with less of a rush you could sensibly do the trip in a smaller boat costing < 1/4 of the price.
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Thinking of a quick cruise hoping to average 25-30 knots, obviously depending on conditions
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im sorry im only young and just was wondering had anyone ever done something similar?
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im sorry im only young and just was wondering had anyone ever done something similar?
Team Pulsar have.

But I agree with Polly.
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Sam, some things about your post confuse me, but then again I am easily confused.
You say you have a 7m+ Lencraft, and if you are even reasonably experienced with it, you already should know the answer to your question.
If you are not experienced then you are likely to have trouble raising any money as donors would like some expectation that you will actually complete the circuit.
Why do it for charity anyway? Are you just looking for someone to pay for your boating?

I did it in 2009, but then again I already had my own boat, an excellent crew and in no hurry-so my costs are immaterial to your cause.
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Sam, some things about your post confuse me, but then again I am easily confused.
You say you have a 7m+ Lencraft, and if you are even reasonably experienced with it, you already should know the answer to your question.
If you are not experienced then you are likely to have trouble raising any money as donors would like some expectation that you will actually complete the circuit.
Why do it for charity anyway? Are you just looking for someone to pay for your boating?

I did it in 2009, but then again I already had my own boat, an excellent crew and in no hurry-so my costs are immaterial to your cause.
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