Daredevil dad to sail 1,900miles across the Atlantic in one-metre wide boat
SAILING across the Atlantic won’t be a breeze for this daredevil dad — because his boat is only a metre long.
Andrew Bedwell, 48, made his maiden voyage in his tiny vessel at Whitehaven, Cumbria.
He is making a 1,900mile attempt to knock half a metre off the size record.
The sailor, raising cash for a cancer charity, fears it will be like being “stuck in a wheelie bin, on a rollercoaster for 90 days”.
Andrew, of Scarisbrick, West Lancs, plans to depart from Newfoundland, Canada, next May and head for Cornwall.
He expects the crossing to take three months and will survive off a cold protein-rich substance moulded around the inside of the boat to save space.
The father-of-one admitted his wife thinks he’s “crackers”.
He said: “All my life, I’ve done unusual challenges, and it’s slowly got more and more important to myself to get smaller and smaller and smaller.”
He added: “I think a space rocket would have more room.”