Thanks for your reply!
Sounds intresting....I know it's a big challenge and really am leaving myself at the mercy of the wind, but from a fitness and ability perspective I would hope that I would be OK....what would you say were the main challenges for the guys doing it?
Reason for Ireland to Wales, is that I applied for permission to do it from England to France last year, however got turned down by the French coast guard for getting within 3 miles of the coastline as they said it was "not a sea worthy vessel", and if I am going to do it, I want to do it legally so I can look to raise most money possible. Ireland to Wales needs no such coast guard permissions that I'm aware of and sounded suitably challenging from a fundraising perspective.
With prevailing winds as they are, I have a much stronger riding stance with my left leg as back leg, and so Ireland to Wales is much more preferable than visa versa if it's blowing a south westerly.
That said, I am not dead set on Ireland to Wales, and I would definitely explore different routes if it meant standing a better chance/opportunity of doing it.
As someone whose guard boated it previously, what would be your thoughts?