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After meeting with Jordan and talking through the project, Alex was then told that they had to start within 3 weeks in order to meet the deadline for starting the world record. The challenge had begun...

One of the first jobs was to secure a support boat, and using his contacts, Alex soon had the use of a 25' motorboat and set about getting her ready for the challenge - calling on the Army cadets to help clean her.

Days before the deadline was up, the team were out on the water and heading off for a new world record challenge. 

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The Great British Paddle

Alex had only been back in the Country for a couple of days when he was approached by Jordan Wylie (Channel 4 - The Hunted) to ask if he would project manage and weather route him in a world record attempt to Stand Up Paddle (SUP) around mainland Britain - something that had never been done before...

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Unfortunately, after 150 days and almost 2500km, the Scottish government intervened and called the project to a stop due to the Covid restrictions coming in to force in Scotland. 

Only 15 miles short of John O'Groats and another record, the team had to do the right thing and stop. 

We had still achieved 2 Guinness World Records and raised almost £100,000 for charity.

Alex's roles in the project:

  • Overall Project manager

  • Weather Routing

  • Hosting a weekly live online update via Streamyard

  • Support boat skipper