A few days back I picked up the story of Irishman John Lynn on the Belfast Telegraph. John decided to take on the Port to Port challenge to raise funds for Portrush lifeboat station and in memory of his dad Robert, who windsurfed the opposite route 30 years ago with a group of friends, just for the craic. Most people in John's town remember his father's crossing to Islay and John even gave his daughter the middle name Islay.
John said: "My father died last year very suddenly after he had a heart attack. It was a big shock, he was a fit man and had a good lifestyle. It was totally out of the blue. It was always in my head to try and do the port to port crossing as well and I sail the Laser dinghies," he added.
Last night someone was kind enough to leave me a message with a link to Youtube where you can see the crossing of the North Channel from start (Port Ellen on Islay) to finish (Portrush in Northern Ireland). Enjoy! If you like to make a donation you can do so here