Nick Ray


The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. The RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crews rescue an average of 23 people a day around the coasts and waterways of the UK and the Republic of Ireland. From 235 lifeboat stations, they are well trained and equipped to put to sea in the most fearsome conditions when the call comes. RNLI lifeguards patrol more than 200 beaches in the UK. As well as rescuing people from the water, they are also on hand for first aid and safety advice, making sure everyone can make the most of their day at the beach. Are you passionate about the water? Do you want to be part of a lifesaving team? Whatever the reason for your interest in our work, we’d love to have you onboard. The RNLI is an independent charity and receives no government funding. We rely on public support.

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2015 in 2015 - Sea Kayaking Around Scotland

Nick Ray

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At the beginning of May 2015 I embark on a 2015 mile sea kayak journey around the coastline of Scotland with the aim of visiting each of the 47 R.N.L.I. lifeboat stations.

This is a major undertaking involving kayaking along remote stretches of coast and some committing open water crossings. I will be undertaking this challenge as a solo venture.

You can keep up to date with my progress as I prepare for my challenge by visiting my blog at:

Rest assured that my safety is my upmost concern and that I am a highly experienced sea kayaker. I will be fully prepared for this venture and will have every eventuality prepared for.

The R.N.L.I. have assessed my plans for this challenge and authorise me to be fund raising on their behalf.

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me for the journey around Scotland that I am about to undertake. Donations will be quickly processed and passed to the R.N.L.I.. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.

I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Recent donors

25.01.16 Meant to sponsor you ages ago and am slightly shocked to discover I never did...! Great challenge for a great cause - a massive well done to you. Jenny (Rival Sailing)

01.12.15 Fantastic achievement and great cause. Loved the photos and tweets... Well done Nick!

22.10.15 Congratulations a great achievement

21.09.15 An inspirational achievement.


20.09.15 Congratulations on completing an amazing journey. Loved the tweets

19.09.15 What a fantastic achievement Nick. You met atrocious weather but completed without a fuss. What a great cause.

18.09.15 Well done with an incredible voyage... and thank you for all the posts and pics.

15.09.15 What an absolutely amazing journey!

15.09.15 Well done Nick.


15.09.15 Mission accomplished! Well done son.

14.09.15 Well done Nick As kayakers ourselves we have watched you progress from Kbt all the way round and just missed you on our visits to the Hebrides this summer and Summer Isles but a great result and a great worthwhile cause.


11.09.15 Well done Nick on finishing your mighty challenge. I enjoyed following your progress, and it was a privilege to meet you. Till the next time we raise a glass together, all the best.

09.09.15 Well done lad!

08.09.15 A fantastic achievement. Have loved following the adventure via Twitter.

08.09.15 Nick, an awesome effort. £2 per day seems a tiny contribution in comparison

08.09.15 well done Nick! magnificent achievment!

07.09.15 Congratulations Nick, how about repeating it East to West next year ?

07.09.15 Seen your article on the BBC Scotland website. Great stuff and such a worthy cause.

07.09.15 I waited to donate until you had finished so that the journey could continue for a while. Wonderful to be able to take part through your Twitter pics :)

07.09.15 Good effort lad!

07.09.15 Final installment @ £1/station. Congratulations on completing the trip.

06.09.15 Truely Inspirational. Many congratulations. Now relax with Karen and the pets before hurling yourself into another marathon.


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