Take two very gutsy girls and the best RIB in the World and what do you get?
Well while you where all talking and thinking about how you were going to spend your weekend boating, Kathleen (Mrs Jackeen) and Fiona Nicholas
blasted the Spirit of the Jolly Sailor around Ireland.
Ireland is one of the toughest circumnaviagtions to attempt, every headland proves to be difficult and becuase of its geograpical location, weather prediction is difficult to say the least. The two girls got caught up in a big storm down South which slowed them down and allowed the other storms to catch them up the whole way around. Force 6 and 7 became the norm for the entire 3 day trip. They where unfortunate to get caught on a fishing line just off of Malin Head in a strong force 7 and the Malin head Lifeboat crew came to help them out. After a short stop over in Derry and the boat checked over by Paul the local marine engineer they left for the final 100 mile trip trip Donagadee.
Congratulations to them both on a job well done
Now then, where are all these so called roughy toughty ribsters that talk about doing things, these girls have set a new bench mark for you all to copy.