Smallest Boat Draws Biggest Crowds At London Boat Show

27 January 2009

Tom McNallyForget the enormous gin palaces that only oligarchs and billionaires can afford, Tom McNally’s pocket sized boat “The Big C” really drew the crowds at the London Boat Show this January and many of the visitors to his stand commented that his was by far the most interesting exhibit there.

Tom intends to make a record-breaking attempt to cross the Atlantic ocean in “The Big C” later this year.  Built by Tom himself, “The Big C” is an astonishingly diminutive 3 foot 10 inches long and really needs to be seen to be believed.

Tom is no stranger to ocean challenges having already achieved several world records for ocean crossings in tiny craft.  Both Tom and “The Big C” are to be found at Stand N18A where he will gladly discuss this and his previous adventures. During his latest attempt, Tom is hoping to raise funds and awareness for Sail 4 Cancer.

Jeckells Sailmakers have provided the sails for “The Big C” and are also supporting Sail 4 Cancer.  For every Jeckells sail purchased during the Boat Show they have agreed to donate £10 to Sail 4 Cancer, so please also take time to visit their stand at N11E.

If you missed out on meeting Tom, seeing his amazingly tiny boat and learning all about his planned record-breaking Atlantic crossing attempt later this year, you’re not too late to get involved.

You can always log onto the Sailing Networks site and become a “Friend of Tom McNally”.

Alternatively, you can make a donation using the secure donation form below.  Thank you!

Please note that all the money donated will go towards Sail 4 Cancer and not to finance Tom’s amazing challenge.

(Campaign Now Closed)

Smallest Boat Draws Biggest Crowds At London Boat Show
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