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Old 15 September 2011, 11:25   #1
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Jonny's finally gone mad and is undertaking a epic journey to raise money for a very good cause. Anyone who knows his dad, will know why!

Please give generously. I have seen very little publicity. I wouldnt undertake what he is doing im my boat, let alone a zapcat.

John Lindsay is fundraising for Everyman Male Cancer Campaign
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Old 15 September 2011, 11:43   #2
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What is the "Epic Journey" couldn't find details on the bottom link - and I try and avoid facebook if that has the details
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Old 15 September 2011, 12:08   #4
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Progress is going well, hopes to reach Dublin tonight, but Fiona Pascoe reports that it is getting rough for him

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The Boat he is using is a Aquarius Aqua-Cat built buy Rowan Hawkes, not a zapcat,

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Jonny's finally gone mad and is undertaking a epic journey to raise money for a very good cause. Anyone who knows his dad, will know why!

Please give generously. I have seen very little publicity. I wouldnt undertake what he is doing im my boat, let alone a zapcat.

John Lindsay is fundraising for Everyman Male Cancer Campaign
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Old 15 September 2011, 14:57   #6
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The Boat he is using is a Aquarius Aqua-Cat built buy Rowan Hawkes, not a zapcat,
Thanks HCD, correction noted. Its approximately a 12ft blow up still.
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yes it is inflatded with air but it is not just a blow up
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The boat is an adapted Thundercat - it has a seat and a steering wheel.

He is also raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support
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Old 16 September 2011, 05:56   #9
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He made it to Dublin.

Cookee, I dindt realise there were two charity pages. Thanks for info.

A long way from target. As I understand it, the engine, fuel and equipment mostly came out his own pocket, with the loan of the boat. Probably cost considerably more than has been donated so far....
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My understanding is the boat was donated, thundercat is a race series name so is zapcat , the manufacture of the boat he is using is a Aquarius Aqua-Cat.

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Old 22 September 2011, 11:56   #11
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Now in Wales...... bloody nutter, can I remind everyone this is for mens Cancer charity> I imagine John will spend more on fuel than the £530 charity raised. Target is £4000 across the two charities. Please give anything you can afford for a fellow boater.

The guy is not some excentric millionare, he drives a clapped out old Fiesta!!!
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The boat (ish thing) and the journey so far. Oh and John
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John has no support. No big boat chasing him. Therefore if anyone has any media connections, with magazines, local rags, radio. All support would be greatly appreciated. He is a long way off target money to be raised and publicity has been minimal.

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Johny is off, and covered over 330 miles in one day according to Fiona Pascoe. He has gone from Milford Haven Wales, to Guernsey. Good to see he has got going again after some personal issues and missing his weather window.

Personally I think he is mad

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Blog from Fiona Pascoe on FB.

"Just had an update today from John........ his bottom is numb his eyes are all swollen but in fine spirit...

He said there was dense fog along the Bristol and English Channels... nearly hit lands end.. just saw it in time!! There were loads of Dolphins jumping in front of his boat along the Bristol Channel cheering him on and around the North of Cornwall...

Today the wind has picked up so he is going to stay another night in Guernsay and tomorrrow afternoon pop over to Herne for a cuppa then meet up with Julia Daynes and Co for a few drinks and stay the night - Sunday morning at 6am he will leave and go to Alderney then Cherbourg and then the last leg to Southampton - he is looking at getting into the Southampton waters around 2 - 3pm SUNDAY and would love as many boats as possible to come and see him in if you are around! will let you know more news as soon as I get it!! he's taken footage and photos so we will post them when he's back!"
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John is home, made it back to Southampton, drivers wharf then Hythe. Quite scary to think what he did in that small boat. We broke down homeward bound and were towed home, not an option mid channel, so every ounce of respect goes to him, his tiny boat, and the charity he is raising money for
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