Richard Nicolson

Richard Nicolson

Richard Nicolson's NW Passage challenge

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][span=color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;]At the end of July I am flying out to Nome, Alaska to complete a lifelong ambition to sail across the infamous [/span][url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Passage]North West[/url][span=color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;] passage West to East through the ice-laden Arctic Ocean. [/span][lt]br style="color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;" /[gt][lt]br style="color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;" /[gt][span=color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;]More people have been to the moon than navigated these waters.[/span][lt]br style="color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;" /[gt][lt]br style="color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;" /[gt][span=color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;]This expedition will be the return passage for a fibreglass sailing yacht which is only 33 feet long. It will be a record breaking feat when we complete the journey. [/span][lt]br style="color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;" /[gt][lt]br style="color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;" /[gt][span=color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;]The Arctic seabed has had little research.  This expedition will include surveying and videoing the seabed, especially around glacier outfalls, to determine the effect of the ice on the seabed and investigate what marine plants and sea life exist.[/span][lt]br style="color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;" /[gt][lt]br style="color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;" /[gt][span=color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;]The expedition is a team of five people, and is entirely self reliant and self-funding. [/span][/p][p][span=color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;] [/span][lt]br style="color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;" /[gt][span=color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;]I'm also extremely proud to be raising funds for the [/span][url=http://www.ellenmacarthurcancertrust.org/index.php]Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust[/url][span=color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;] which takes young people aged between 8-24 sailing to help them regain their confidence, on their way to recovery from cancer, leukaemia and other serious illness.  [/span][/p][p][span=color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;]I will be updating my [url=http://www.richardnicolson.com/index.html]blog[/url] requently on my adventures (sat phone connectivity dependent), so please do check in regularly.[/span][/p][p][span=color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;]All sponsorship donations of £40 or more will receive a printed photo-journal on completion of the expedition, kindly provided at their own cost by sponsor in kind, the trusts printers.[/span][/p][p][span=color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;]I appreciate all of your support.[/span][/p][p][span=color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;]Many thanks, Richard[/span][/p][p][span=color: #868686; font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px;]July 7th 2013[/span][/p]

Event

Personal Challenge Date

23 Jul 2013

Supporters


Jan 16, 2014

Anonymous

15th Jan, Richard gave a talk abut his experiences for the Lotus Seven Club. Donations split between Leukaemia Research and the EMCT. Great evening.

£130.00


Oct 4, 2013

Anonymous

Well done Tricky, we knew you could do it! Look forward to hearing all about it. Love Marcus & Family

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Sep 27, 2013

Colin and Jane

Great work Richard - stories for the next 20 years! Colin and Jane.

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Sep 19, 2013

Anonymous

Well to Richard and all the crew. Quite an amazing adventure, with a great cause! I hope Datasharp helped in some small way. Safe home. MB

£101.00

plus £25.25 Gift Aid


Sep 10, 2013

Anonymous

Better late than never, just catching up on progress. Keep it warm Trix!

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Sep 2, 2013

Anonymous

Best of luck to all on the trip. Stay safe.

£60.00


Aug 21, 2013

Anonymous

Best of luck; hope you make it

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Aug 19, 2013

Anonymous

Fantastic challenge and worth cause. Good Luck - Clive & Ces

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Aug 18, 2013

Anonymous

Martin Buckland told us about your amazing quest and we are delighted to support you. Good luck! All the team at Datasharp UK

£100.00


Aug 18, 2013

Anonymous

Good luck

£10.00

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