finlay the parrotPaul Hardaker Sailing
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Marks & Spencer
leaving Liverpool
...The Countdown Begins

Hello & Welcome to my sailing site. My name is Paul Hardaker and I set sail around the UK, single handed along with my African Grey Parrot Finlay, in May 2011 to raise awareness for Crohns & Colitis UK

I made the journey aboard my 27ft Jeanneau Fantasia yacht, which was renovated for the trip and I updated a regular video blog along the way to keep in touch with friends, family & supporters.. Click here to watch a video of a rare encounter with Bottlenose Dolphins I had, while sailing out of Liverpool Bay and link to my blog including a video of my recent cold weather practice along the North Wales Coast during last years big freeze,

I left from Liverpool Marina in MAY 2011 and returned home after many days at sea in October 2011.

I have been nominated as an Olympic Torch bearer to represent Liverpool on the flames journey throughout the UK leading up to the Games in 2012.

I am planning another fundraising adventure around the UK coastline in spring 2013. Details to be posted soon!

If you would like to donate towards my target for Crohns & Colitis UK, please click here. Thanks, Paul & Finlay

Zuma Sails
click below to visit the youtube channel
and catch up on all of the videos from the different legs of the trip