Kayakers attempt first ever North Sea crossing in kayaks

Kayaks on Shetland Bus

They aim to raise in excess of £15000 for the RNLI and The Make a Wish Foundation and are currently hugely short of funding – please help by donating even as little as £3.88 by going to their fundraising page.

Patrick Winterton, Mick Berwick and Olly Hicks , all seasoned adventurers, take on their toughest challenge to date as they attempt to make the first ever kayak crossing from  Scotland to Norway.  They will follow in the wake of the Shetland Bus heroes from WW2, the Norwegian fishermen who made repeated crossings of the North Sea in the worst conditions to ferry arms and agents into Norway and take refugees out.

Their journey starts on 16 July 2011 and will celebrate the seafaring skills and survival capabilities of the Norwegians and remember those who perished.

They’re hoping that many people, particularly paddlers, donate very small amounts (£3.88) rather a few people giving loads.

Follow their adventure here.