Sailors aged 14 and 82 finish circumnavigations around Britain
Yachting Monthly|October 2021
Katie said the only challenging bit of her circumnavigation was going through the Menai Strait.
Katy Stickland

Katie McCabe, 14, and Murdoch McGregor, 82, have finished their circumnavigations around Britain, and sailed into the history books.

Katie now takes the mantle of the youngest person to have sailed solo around Britain via the Caledonian Canal from Timothy Long, who achieved the feat last year, aged 15.

It is an unofficial record as Guinness World Records doesn’t acknowledge records set by those under 16.

McGregor is now the oldest person to circumnavigate Britain, and the family is still waiting for ratification from Guinness World Records. He will set the benchmark for the feat as the organisation currently doesn’t have a record for the oldest person to circumnavigate Great Britain.

Katie’s voyage aboard her 26ft 1950s Morgan Gilesbuilt West Channel One Design sloop, Falanda, started from the River Exe on 30 June and took seven weeks and four days. Due to insurance purposes, her father, David also sailed the anticlockwise route, keeping two miles behind her in his 33ft yawl.

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