Three Merry Men to Undertake Liferaft Challenge

The Three Merry Men...
The Three Merry Men...
... and here's the liferaft!
... and here's the liferaft!

On the weekend of 11th/12th November 2017 Tristan Kemp, Ian Duncan-Lewis and Scott Curtiss have volunteered to undertake a particularly unusual water-based challenge. Liferafts are your last option when you find your boat is sinking, and any sailor will tell you, you don’t get in to one unless you absolutely have to! These three men however plan to hurl themselves, quite deliberately, into the Hamble River, from where they will hoist themselves onto a liferaft, where they will then stay for 24 hours.

Not only will it be very cold, but liferafts offer next to nothing in terms of protection, warmth and comfort! However, as men who have all known people who have suffered from cancer, they hope to raise as much money as possible for Sail 4 Cancer, which makes it all worth it.

Tristan says of the challenge:

“My sister was admitted to hospital 2 years ago, at the age of 32, with a suspected sickness bug. Following numerous tests they found a mass in her bowel. A tumour was blocking her bowel which was close to rupturing so she needed life-saving emergency surgery and about a week later she was diagnosed with bowel cancer. She underwent a course of chemotherapy at the Royal Marsden in Surrey and has since made a good recovery. Sail 4 Cancer have been instrumental in her recovery, providing a great deal of support and a family break, so I felt I wanted to do my bit to say thank you. This challenge appealed to me as I spend a large amount of my spare time on the water!

OSP Retail

"My team mates are the result of a new partnership between my company, OSP Retail, and Relex Solutions. Ian and Scott have very kindly volunteered to join me in the liferaft - and I’m pretty sure we’ll have some good stories to tell at our office Christmas parties afterwards!”

Relex Solutions

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Donors & messages of support


+ £5.00
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Good luck Ian!!
From Valerie A Wood


+ £2.50
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This does not sound fun...good luck Tris!!!!
From Miss Mary A Hamley


+ £2.50
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Looking forward to hearing your survival stories. Best of luck all, hopefully it's not too windy! Glen


+ £2.50
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From Mr B J Wilson

Best of luck Ian - hope it’s not too cold, Laura :-)
From Misd L J Astwood


+ £5.00
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Best of luck boys!
From Joarhan kelly

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From Anon


+ £25.00
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Good luck you 3 Merry Men. Let's hope you're still 'Merry' after 24 hours.... Rachel Higgs x
From Mrs R J Higgs


+ £6.25
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Three men in a Boat - hope it all goes well and you are still talking at the end of the trip! Best wishes Andrew
From Mr A Blatherwick

That life-raft doesn't look big enough to have a functioning toilet on-board...Enjoy!
From L J Cooper

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