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The Savage way to sail

Category: News 2018

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Barton Marine is pleased to be supporting John Savage, a skipper who is about to set sail on a Global Solo Circumnavigation in aid of two charities, with more than £46,000 pledged towards his endeavour so far.

After 12 years of military service and a short stint in the City of London, John has decided to ditch life on land and attempt a Global Solo Circumnavigation while raising awareness and money for www.TurntoStarboard.co.uk and www.BlueMarineFoundation.com.

John is now tantalisingly close to departing on a trip that will take him more than 30,000 nautical miles, across five oceans and further from civilisation than the international space station.

The Route

“My global solo circumnavigation is planned to be a “west-about” route from the UK, across the Atlantic, through the Caribbean and Panama Canal, before crossing the Pacific and Indian Oceans via New Zealand and Australia, before heading south to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, then north and home, via St Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha.”

Barton supported John by providing him with a main sheet track system, bespoke Genoa tracks & cars, blocks & high load eyes.

To find out more and sponsor John, visit: www.turntostarboard.co.uk/2018/07/17/solo-sailor-prepares-to-slip-lines-for-global-circumnavigation

 

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