Start Software sponsoring the Big C Atlantic Challenge boat for sea trials off Whitehaven

e-Innovation Centre tenants, Start Software, is sponsoring Andrew Bedwell and his Big C Atlantic Challenge – an incredible World Record attempt to cross the Atlantic in the shortest boat, ever!  He is raising money for cancer charities.

Andrew is attempting to cross the Atlantic (unsupported!) in a sailing boat that’s only 1m long – yes that’s 3 foot 3 inches, give or take! Andrew’s Big C Atlantic Challenge is raising money for cancer charities and he hopes to shave nearly two feet (60cm) off the existing record held by American Hugo Vihlen (read about Hugo’s crossing here).

Andrew’s boat will carry Start Software, Alpha Tracker and Alpha Legal/Alpha Portal branding on the side pods. All of the Start team will be travelling up to meet Andrew and see the boat in action next month during the sea trials.

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Watch a video of the day’s action