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A thrilling and daring ocean adventure is about to begin in just a matter of days!
An ambitious 14-year-old boy from Antigua, Carrack Jones, is all set to embark on a journey that will not only challenge his abilities but also set a new world record.
Carrack aims to break the record for the longest distance sailed in an Optimist boat, a small and single-handed dinghy that measures just over 7ft long.
His goal? To sail from the Antigua Yacht Club in Falmouth Harbour all the way to Simpson Bay in St Maarten – an impressive distance of 100 nautical miles!
Carrack’s original plan was to depart on Tuesday, but due to lack of wind on that day, he postponed his trip by 24 hours.
Nevertheless, a plethora of supporters are expected to gather at the dock on Wednesday at 3 pm to cheer on the daring teenager as he sets sail on this incredible journey.
Carrack plans to smash the current record of 80 nautical miles set by 13-year-old Lolie Osswald, who sailed from Antigua to St Barts in an Optimist in June 2022.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for Carrack to prove his mettle and showcase his sailing skills while setting a new world record.
It’s a journey that promises to be both exhilarating and challenging, and we can’t wait to see him succeed!