$2,540 Raised So Far!
Can we hit $5,000 by the beginning of January?
Canceled until further notice
due to adverse local weather conditions...
Here's the local shipping forecast for Plymouth from the BBC...
Gale warning issued 2 January 09:50 UTC
Southwesterly storm force 10 expected later
- Wind West or southwest, backing south for a time, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 to storm 10.
- Sea State Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
- Weather Rain or squally showers.
- Visibility Good, occasionally poor.
Strong wind warning
18:00 UTC Mon 2nd Jan - 18:00 UTC Tue 3rd Jan
- Wind West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 to storm 10 at times.
- Sea State Moderate or rough in east at first, otherwise very rough or high.
- Weather Showers at first, rain or drizzle for a time.
- Visibility Good, occasionally moderate or poor.
- Wind West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 near headlands.
- Sea State Moderate or rough, but very rough or high in west.
- Weather Fair.
- Visibility Good.
I've run this idea past Brian McLeod hence now posting it up here...
Come late December early January (depending on local weather conditions) I'm planning on doing a minimum 10 mile row in my small open fishing boat similar to this Orkney Spinner here...
She's 13'6" long, double skinned fibreglass. The make of my boat is Ferranti, very similar to the above boat.
I'm planning on setting off from Durgan hamlet close to the mouth of the Helford River rowing the 6 miles upstream to the village of Gweek before turning around and heading back downstream to Durgan again... total distance just under 12 miles.
I reckon depending on the tide, it should take me around 5-7 hours of solid rowing.
So, who's in?...
Who wants to pledge $1 minimum per mile rowed to further help out Ken Strong?
If you could please... do spread this around the Warrior Forum. It would be appreciated if we could get as many Warrior's behind this as possible. The more sponsorship, the better!
All for a good cause.
And the sponsorship money pledged? It all goes directly to Ken Strong and the cancer charities he wishes to support.
Please post below stating the amount of your pledge in dollars per mile rowed.
I'll set a first date probably for late December depending on tide and weather conditions. Might even film the entire row.
Now, who's in?
PS Click on the attachment below, this is the Helford River in west Cornwall, UK. Durgan is just behind that headland in the foreground on the right hand side. Gweek is at the top of the river (you can't see it here) but it's the village right at the top of the Helford.
PPS On board so far with sponsorship...
Azmanar $5 per mile pledged.
Richard Van $5 per mile pledged.
Burton Lancaster $5 per mile pledged.
(Private 1) $2 per mile pledged.
Steve Copywriter $5 per mile pledged.
Istvan Horvath $5 per mile pledged.
(Private 2) $10 per mile pledged.
Kay King $5 per mile pledged.
Max5ty $105 per mile pledged.
Mike Humphreys $5 per mile pledged.
Harlan Kilstein $5 per mile pledged.
Perryny $2 per mile pledged.
(Private 3) $2 per mile pledged.
Rick Duris $20 per mile pledged.
(Private 4) $2 per mile pledged.
(Private 5) $2 per mile pledged.
(Private 6) $2 per mile pledged.
(Private 7) $2 per mile pledged.
(Private 8) $2 per mile pledged.
(Private 9 AJ) $10 per mile pledged.
Vegas Vince $5 per mile pledged. Matched by Rick Duris ($5 per mile)
Frank Ayres $2 per mile pledged. Ditto ($2 per mile)
Tony Rocha - WF username: bizprivate $5 per mile pledged. Ditto ($5 per mile)
Rick Rakauskas - WF username: rrakausk $5 per mile pledged. Ditto ($5 per mile)
DianaHeuser $5 donation. Ditto ($5)
Jonathan 2.0 $10 donation. Ditto ($10)
Paul McQuillan $5 donation. Ditto ($5)
Kaniganj $5 per mile pledged. Ditto ($5 per mile)
JL Melvin $10 pledged. Ditto ($10)
WillR $50 pledged. Ditto ($50)
On the map below you can see the hamlet of Durgan and the village of Gweek at the top of the river. So I'll be rowing Durgan - Gweek - Durgan - a minimum of 10 miles...
BBC Local Weather Forecast...
BBC Weather : Truro