The Musketeers had a great training session yesterday, they paddled out to the Needles lighthouse from Lymington, covering 16 miles in total! Ably supported by two of the support crew on a rib kindly lent by Car Medic Lymington. Whilst there they had to thread the Needles, would be rude not to! Preparations are well on the way for them to start the challenge of paddling round the Isle of Wight on 6th Sept. Please sponsor them on https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/the-musketeers-giving-page
The Musketeers did some rescue training at Keyhaven last night and one of our support crew, Natalie Marsh, got some great photos of us! The training is going really well and if the weather is on our side we will be starting our challenge to kayak around the Isle of Wight two weeks today on 6th September. Please try and sponsor us and help us raise as much as we can for Cancer Research UK, you can donate online at https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/the-musketeers-giving-page or follow the links on the webpage.
We had a fantastic day at Lymington Market yesterday, the four us doing the Isle of Wight kayak challenge paddled a Kayak Ergo machine for 8 hours from 8am to 4pm, doing half hour sessions on the machine. During this the team and the support crew showed our kayaks off to the public, let them have a paddle on the second Ergo machine and asked them to guess how far we would paddle in the 8 hours. The nearest three guess’s all won prizes, kindly donated by local business’s. The total distance we paddled in the 8 hours was 75,581.40m which is 46.94 miles, great effort by all! During the event donations were collected by the team and we raised an amazing £480! Huge thanks to all those who helped and supported us, we couldn’t do it without you. If you wish to donate online you can go through our website or https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/the-musketeers-giving-page donations online go direct to Cancer Research UK. We now have just over two weeks of training to get ready for the challenge on 6th September, weather permitting!
We had a great live interview this morning with ForestFM on 92.3fm, we talked out our challange to kayak round the Isle of Wight in September, previous challenges we have carried out in the past and also our fund raising event being held in Lymington High Street tomorrow. They will be playing the interview again at 6:30pm today. Have a listen and then come along and see us at Lymington tomorrow, you may win a prize! And its all about raising funds for Cancer Research UK!
So we have now got the two Ergo machines, kindly loaned to us by British Canoe Association through South Coast Canoes, we had a little practise on them this evening, just like kayaking but without the risk of getting wet! For those trying to guess how far we will paddle on the Ergos on Saturday 17th it will be between 60km and 90km, check out our website for more details on how to donate for Cancer Research UK http://www.themusketeers.co.uk
Come and see The Musketeers and win a prize! on 17th August the guys will be at Lymington Masonic Hall, in the High Street, as part of their training for kayaking around the Isle of Wight they will be seeing how far they can paddle on a kayak ergo machine in an 8 hour period from 8am to 4pm, they will be taking turns over the time period. If you can guess how far they will paddle you could win a selection of prizes, there will be a first, second and third prize, all of them have been gernerously supplied by the following; Sir Ben Ainsley, Michael Turner Studios, Wightlink, Greedo’s, Stanwell House, Quba, Yachtmail Chandlery, The Ship Inn, Solent Cellar and Lymington Rowing Club, to enter just donate at least £5 to us or online and let us know your contact details and what your guess is, its as simple as that! All donations go to Cancer Research UK, to donate click on this link – https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/the-musketeers-giving-page Our kayaks will also be on display, these have been sponsored by Rawlins Davy, Modulek Ltd, Capital Demolition and Quicksign.
With new kayaks and the sun up for an early start we decided to paddle from Lymington Quay to Beaulieu river, and back. 14 miles and 5 hours later we were back at the slipway in Lymington, we had the tide against us going there and the wind coming back but averaged just over 3mph which is not bad. All good training and experience for us. There are some pics below of the trip. We can be sponsored at https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/the-musketeers-giving-page
Two of the kayaks that we are using in our round the Island Challenge have been sponsored by Rawlins Davy and Modulek Ltd, they have now been signwritten with the sponsors logos, we have two more kayaks that are available for sponsorship, if you would like be a part of our challenge and raise money for Cancer Research UK at the same time, please contact us, for more details check our website www.themusketeers.co.uk, instagram, facebook or twitter,
Our challenge is to kayak around the island later this summer, we are all new to kayaking and getting expert training and advice, check our website for details of our previous challenges where we have raised over £24k for charity.
some pics of the sponsored kayaks below.
Short video of The Musketeers kayaking at Old Harry rocks whilst training. They are going to Kayak around the Isle of Wight to raise money for Cancer Research UK, its 65 miles of very unpredictable and often dangerous waters, if you can support them with sponsorship then please do at their website www.themusketeers.co.uk
You can also check out some of their previous adventures!
We are out on another training session with South Coast Canoes this Saturday, going from Poole Harbour round to Swanage, going past Old Harry Rocks on the way, should be interesting. We will be using two of our new kayaks, kindly supplied by South Coast and sponsored by Rawlins Davy and Modulek Ltd, keep an eye out for us if you are in the area. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as our website. If you would like to sponsor us use this link http://www.fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/the-musketeers-giving-page or contact us direct