At 7:45am local time on Monday 2nd December, Richard Mayon-White and his 21ft yacht Haskapa arrived at Falmouth Harbour Antigua, after nearly 30 days since setting off alone from Gibraltar.
Richard has followed the meridian of the Tropic of Cancer in a bid to raise £40,000 to be split equally between two great causes, the Sobell House Hospice in Oxford and the national charity Sail 4 Cancer. Richard is also planning to donate the money from the eventual sale of his yacht Haskapa to a local Antigua charity.
In his final blog at sea, Richard said “Soon this little Haskapa shaped bubble that I've been living in pretty much since leaving the UK nearly two months ago will nudge up against normal, everyday reality. This project, driven by the desire to do something positive, has been a year in the planning, and encompasses a concept dreamt up mid ocean eight years ago, and a lifelong ambition. Those are big rocks to carry, and it will be with some relief that I'm able to put that burden aside.”
He was able to let the burden lift as he was greeted by his wife Liz and his children on the dockside at the Catamaran Club in Falmouth Harbour.
Even though Richard’s challenge has come to an end, donations are still accepted. Already, Richard is more than half way to achieving his target.
To donate visit Tropic4Cancer and click on "Donate".