Network

Helene

Kirkenes

Ian Clingan

Ian Clingan

Bià

Manresa

xavibal

Barccelona

Dani

Playa de Gandia

Gregory FOURRE

Saint-Malo

Henning

Chiclana Sancti Petri

Joao Coimbra

Jo Coimbra

Laila

Tromsø

montse

Asturias

Itziar otsagabia

itziar

Willie B

Javea

whereisnick

Javea

Magnus Vassbotn

Ulsteinvik

Leif

Arendal

larsenko

Bergen-stavanger

Surfknut

Surfknut

Ginger_Hanna

Den Haag, Scheveningen

franckdeboute

14 bis rue Jean Jaurès 29770 Plogoff

Håvard Christensen

Valset/ Agdenes lighthouse

evgueni

Bodø

PeteEagleson

Contacts in Greece, Italy & Spain

AFE

Vormedal

emmabrown

Scheveningen - zeeland

Carlo

Trondheim

JDGSharpe

Egmond

Aleks

Limnos/ Keros bay

James K151

James K151

NICKOLAS MOSCHOU

CHALKIDA SAILING CLUB

Jon W-A

Henne Strand

Egil Stige

Hustadvika

Elena.Parmigiani

Levanto, Italy

ferranix13

Escola Vela Mataró

Rick

Langevelderslag

rita__gs

Barcelona

GRE-85

Mikro Kavouri

LVI

Ådland

oysteinknoph

Oslo inner harbor - Hurtigruten office

joernkh

Kvaløysletta

LouiseKSU

Kristiansund

oystein.jorgensborg@gmail.com

Egersund

Ragnhild

Bjørsvika

fredrikm

Kjøpmannskjær

John

Osbergveien 66

prest

Brattværet

einartl

Engelsviken Brygge

JennesGeertsMarcenMartine

Penyon d'Ifach, Calp

mariusm

Aalesund, Norvevika Harbour (The local Sailing Club)

Roselyne ARMINJON

AVIGNON F- 84000 or + / -- 80 km around

Siri harr

Selset

boyd

Svolvær

thor

Pandor

Navegante

Juan Les Pins, base nautique

erlendmc

SUPiNord.no

diegointhenorth

Sydspissen

hallstein

Melhus

Dag

Kirkenes

harald.dag

Tromsø

Pernille

Sola

Snoopy

Kragerø

david

Tjörnekalv

alexn22

Solastranden

jon vahl saxhaug

Jon Saxhaug

Ole Martin

Brodkorp

charlie

Le Mendu, Carnac

emil lund

Ho bugt sejlklub

rozzieinspain

Mundaka Harbour

bjornleding

Gildeskål

elwindsurfistanoruego

Ryssholmen/Ulsteinvik

pancho pan

La Coruña-club de vela Playa de Oza

enotoy

Husesanden/Ulstein

nilserl46

Svanvik

kdraun

Manager strandpark

TDC

Noli

mwessels

Scheveningen

txikotia

HONDARRIBIA

curromanchon

puerto sherry

Theo Mussafiropulos

Thessaloniki(city)-Mitropoleos

Jordi Bosch

Platja d'Aro

jwsurf

Klitmøller

helsten2

Halden

ketilp

Fredrikstad

chrisrik

Tomasjordnes

marcl

Alicante RCRA

Gry

Ramsøya

galerna

Ribadesella

Christian

Windsurfing Escuela "SEASURF PATROL"

marityc@gmail.com

Nørrebro, Copenhagen

Botturi

Skien

Nordskag

Titran

rne

Brønnøysund

johe

Hovedøya

Oliv

Fort Bloqué

marit

Eikvåg, Farsund

Kiork

Linaria, Skyros Island - Greece

Fur Strand Hotel

Fur Strand Hotel

MaritEggen

Kjerringvik, Larvik

Carlo2

Linesøya

hadoba

Tarifa, casas de porro

BjarteM

Åkrasanden, close to southern Blue Flag

Bo Abrahamsson - KWK

Stroeby Egede

milk

Hinna

Bunyip

Floro

benoitgendre

Centre Nautique d'Angoulins

coco

housse et factory S4F

autaket

base de la licorne

OleErikCarlson

Ole Erik på Torkildstranda

colin thomas

saint georges voiles

Hans Kienstra

Ameland

Spofish

Sankt Peter-Ording

hawk-on

Møvik, Larkollen

Andre93

Bremen

bennn

Lacanau

North7

Hvide Sande

trond999

Lillehavn, Lindesnes

JSM

Glesvær

robwithers

Bergen

Olemann

Mynteviken

Arve

Spjeldsøyna

hkallestad

Glesvær

Jonasthyme

Vejers Strand

JonErtnes

MOss

billytk7

Kristiansand Gjestehavn

torbjorg

Asalvikveien 52, Haugesund

Fredrick Haaland

Stavanger

kvamme

Bore

Please consider registering

My windsurf round Europe will likely take around two years to complete. Experience tells me that much of the time I will be tired and hungry. Staying fuelled with sufficient calories, and finding suitable places to overnight, will be major parts of the challenge. To help overcome these difficulties I am appealing to the good nature of the coastal dwelling international community. Please do consider registering as a Local Contact - you'll be supporting a bid for a windsurfing first and, indirectly, the conservation charity associated with this challenge.

Route

I'll be going anti-clockwise round mainland Europe. The blue line on the map is a rough guess - (click for a larger image).

Timing

Very roughly, I expect timing to work out something like this:

Start at Russia-Norway border 17 May 2017 (or as soon after as conditions permit)
Norway May - August 2017
Sweden (if no Skagerrak Sea crossing) August 2017
Denmark August 2017
Germany August - September 2017
Netherlands September 2017
Belgium September 2017
France October - November 2017
Timings soon start to get very speculative. I will probably have to hole up for a few months whilst the winter gales blow through. That will be an opportunity to write and work. The important thing is that I won't be heading 'home'. This is a continuous expedition.
Spain 2018
Portugal 2018
Spain again 2018
Morocco (day trip anyone?) 2018
Gibraltar 2018
France again 2018
Monaco 2018
Italy 2018
Albania 2018
Greece 2019
Turkey 2019
Bulgaria 2019
Romania 2019
Ukraine 2019
Finish at Ukraine-Russia border 2019

Types of help

These fall into 3 categories. If you are in a position and have the inclination to help out in any of these, it would be great to hear from you. Your contribution will likely be afternoon/evening time and I'll be sailing off into the distance the following morning.

Type of help Example
Somewhere secure for board and sail

- a garden or garage near the sea
- sailing club or marina facilities, etc.

Access to food / water

- a hot meal
- a few supplies delivered or a lift somewhere to stock up
- café / pizzeria / equivalent place that serves food

Somewhere to sleep

- a tent in a garden would be more than adequate
- as would a berth on a boat
- or a sofa, shed, campervan, etc...

Register as a Local Contact

Registering is very simple, you'll be done in about 2 minutes. Please remember to zoom the map to a high level of detail so that you can be as accurate as possible with your marker position.

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