Jon’s circumnavigation challenge
This summer, Colwyn Bay based Jon Osbourn and a dedicated group of friends will set out on a huge challenge to raise valuable funds for St Kentigern.
This May the team will set sail from Conwy all aboard Jon’s yacht ‘Kika’ to take on the challenge of sailing a route which will circumnavigate the UK. The team will be made up of Jon’s friends of varying skill, who will take on different legs of the journey to support John who will sail the whole way.
Jon and Yacht Kika have taken on a number of personal trips since their first sail in 1976 However this time they will have an additional motivation for this challenge as Jon knows only too well about the funds needed at St Kentigern on a continual basis. Retired ENT Consultant from Glan Clwyd Hospital became Trustee at the St Asaph based hospice in 2016 and has recently been appointed as Vice Chairman in 2019.
The group aim to leave Conwy on Monday 13th May and circumnavigate the UK in a clockwise direction. They will be up against the unpredictable British weather, however aim to be back home in Conwy on 13th July.
Jon will be keeping a Blog updated during the journey, if you would like to follow the team –this will be online at – www.yachtkika.co.uk
If anyone would like to support ‘Team Kika’ with donation on their challenge visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/JonOsborne All donations will be very welcome and much appreciated.