Surbiton ahoy

Circumnavigation of London by sail.

Starting and finishing in Surbiton, Steffan Meyric Hughes, news editor of Classic Boat Magazine will circumnavigate London taking him over the north circular on an aqueduct, and under Islington through a tunnel! His project, which he is calling 'Circle Line' will be raising money for Sail 4 Cancer into the bargain.

The charity offers a variety of sailing experiences for individuals and their families affected by cancer, the recently bereaved and carers thereby giving them the opportunity to switch off from the realities of everyday life.

Steffan will sail from Surbiton, east along the Thames to Teddington Lock, then east along the tidal Thames to Brentford. At Brentford, he will row north on the GU canal (main branch) to Bulls Bridge, where he will take the GU Canal (Paddington Branch) to Paddington. At Paddington, he will continue along the GU Canal (Regent’s Canal branch) to Limehouse, east London. From Limehouse, he will explore Bow Creek, the Bow back rivers, the Limehouse and Hackney Cuts, and the Lee Navigation River. Then he will take the tidal Thames east to the Thames Barrier or, time-permitting, the QE2 Bridge. Finally, he plans to sail all the way back to Surbiton on the Thames.


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