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Nipegegi Team

Nipegegi Round Britain Attempt

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My story

[p]The sea is a big part of my life, I never feel better than when I am sailing or surfing on it, I even work with it! Sailing has been in my family for 4 generations and was signified by the purchase of Nipegegi (pronounced nippy gee-gee) our beloved family wooden Wayfarer sailing dinghy. She was bought at the 1959 London Boat Show by my Grandfather, Bill Hodshon and her name is made up of the first two letters of each of my uncle, father and aunties’ names i.e. Nick, Penny, Geoff and Gill. [/p][p]The connection to the sea is the same for my life long friend, Richard Mitchell who has also studied her, worked on her, surfed and sailed her. Five years ago we hatched the idea to set out on the adventure of a lifetime, in 60 year old 'Nipe' and attempt to be the first to circumnavigate Great Britain non-stop and unassisted in an open dinghy. [/p][p]So as a team, Nipegegi Round Britain are all naturally passionate about the protection of the marine environment (Rich and Suzanne have both studied and worked in the field of marine conservation for some years) and we want to support and encourage greater protection, as well as the safe enjoyment of such an amazing environment now and for our kids and their kids. [/p][p]With the support of our umbrella charity the Water Smart Foundation we are raising funds for two inspiring ocean minded charities RNLI and Surfers Against Sewage. Thanks for joining us on our Journey, Will Hodshon.[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BrIKnrPE-f4?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

15 Jun 2019


Mar 5, 2020


Donation from Chew Valley Sailing Club for Will's evening talk


Feb 3, 2020

Dinghy Cruising Association

From all the members attending the DCA AGM


Jan 2, 2020

John Evans


Dec 23, 2019


SVB Fund Matching

Nov 5, 2019


Congratulations and many thanks to Will for coming along to talk to the Bath Sailing Club about his and Rich's fantastic acheivement. Well done both! This is a small recognition from all present.


Sep 4, 2019


Eek a bit late but amazing achievement boys. Hope you reach your target xx Vix and Chris xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 12, 2019


I can't believe i only found out about this after you finished! Such a brilliant challenge and cause. Well done lads!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 2, 2019

Iain Boyd

Great story - good luck, both to intrepid sailors and all helpers and support along the way.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 30, 2019


An amazing achievement! I’m very proud of you both. Atlantic next?

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 30, 2019


Great job!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid