Sara and Will Stirling sail to the Eddystone and back in a 14ft Stirling and Sons traditional dinghy

Sara and Will Stirling 14' dinghy at the Eddystone Wateraid

They made it! On Tuesday 6th March Sara and Will Stirling launched one of Will’s 14ft traditional clinker-built dinghies at Plymouth 0530am. It was dark and there was frost on the deck – there was also a light wind so light that it meant a lot of rowing, so I guess at least one person kept warm.

At the Eddystone, Sara deposited Will on a rock to take some photos of the her and the boat in front of the lighthouse.

The pair sailed away on light SW breeze which dropped away for a period, and it was time to out with the oars for a while until the wind picked up and Sara and Wilk had an exciting sail back to Plymouth.

This expedition was entirely self-funded in order to raise awareness and money for WaterAid, a charity which increases access to clean water in third world countries. If you’d like to read more, click here. If you’d like to donate, click here.

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