Chrissie is married to Steve and they have two teenage girls. She has worked with the Boatshed for 3 years.
Chrissie says, "I like a challenge; the most daring activity I have done so far is a solo parachute jump when I was 21 for charity. I also volunteered on the Donald Searle (Ketch Open 75) as a team leader with 12 visually impaired people for a week sailing. The visual impairment ranged from partial to full blindness and this was a hands on sailing trip, they had to do everything from sail the boat, hoist the sails, cook dinner for themselves and the other 17 crew on the boat. Dinners were 3 courses with roast legs of lamb with all the trimmings, veg, gravy starters and desserts, all prepared from scratch!!
"I am a sailor, I regularly skipper in the British Virgin Islands and the Med. My husband and I own a Westerly Konsort on the South Coast. I thankfully have no previous liferaft experiences, this will be the first.
"I'm not sure whether the liferaft challenge is going to be a step too far."
Q. What will you miss the most in these 24 hours?
Without a shadow of a doubt I will miss my ceramic ware! I know that this is a funny thing to consider missing, but I can envisage that the lack of this bare necessity will become the biggest issue amongst a female crew.
Q. How do you think you will cope?
I have absolutely no idea, I'm quite easy going and I enjoy camping of the most basic kind but I think again, this might be step up on the 'out of your comfort zone" meter.
Q. What's your worst nightmare of spending these 24 hours in a liferaft?
I think I have covered that question earlier on. My worst nightmare is going to have to be needing a (don't even want to say it)!
Q. You are allowed 1 luxury (not alcohol) what will you take?
It depends what is on the list of what you are allowed to bring. But if you are allowed to bring warm clothes and basic food to eat then I might take ...
I think in the grand scheme of things that this challenge will be nothing compared to pain and suffering that someone with cancer has to endure. I am hoping that I can keep this at the forefront of my mind during this mission and I really hope that we can raise enough money to help to make somebody's life a little happier or to fund someone coping with cancer to get out and enjoy being on the water!
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Donors & messages of support
|Well done Chris. Sorry my donation didn't go through last time... hopefully this time xx|
From A RYAN
|Go Chris Go! not long now hope you're not too chilly but it's a great cause|
From MR AR Cleal
|Don't worry Chrissie, if you close your eyes nobody can see you ****|
From Phil Bassett
From John Spittal
You are defiantly the next Anneka Rice or maybe the next Bond girl! Anyway what you are doing for this charity is remarkable....Best of Luck x|
From Mrs MJ Wood
|Good luck mum! Have fun and keep warm <3|
From Mrs Christine Capel
|Good luck Chris - Hope you can keep your sea legs crossed!|
From Nicola Ward
|Pledging this as you are a star !|
From neil chapman
|Go girl you can do it, very worthy cause love AnneXXX|
From Mrs A M Young
|Good luck to you all. Helen x|
From Mrs Helen M Thorne