Friday August 8th, 2014
ImageChris Russell is attempting a world record sail in a singlehanded sailing dinghy. Chris who is a Helly Hansen ambassador and also a hopeful for the Olympics intends to sail 300 miles unassisted, and include two countries in his record attempt. The name given to the campaign is Force 300.

It will take place during the August Bank holiday weekend, and weather permitting, he will set off from Porth Eirias, Colwyn Bay early on Saturday 23 August and after completing his route which crosses the Irish Channel, return to Porth Eirias around mid-day on Sunday 24th August, taking around 30 hours.

Involving both countries Wales and Ireland Chris hopes to bring supporters together, and raise awareness of his sport to a wider audience. To keep everyone updated Chris will be keeping us all posted by chronicling his journey online on his website and social media sites.

If you want a great day out, why not head to Porth Eirias on Sunday 24th August to see Chris return. There will be plenty of family friendly activities taking place to celebrate the event, plus his sponsors will be exhibiting on Colwyn Bay beach, expect to see Helly Hansen, Force300 and Fabyouless.

Commenting on his World Record Attempt Chris Russell Said:
, I really wanted to set myself a challenge in Sailing which fell outside the normal boundaries of training and racing. My sponsors loved the idea and its a great way to bring these companies and members of the community together, around a shared sporting adventure.

Ive had a lot of personal successes during my career as a sailor, but setting a World Record is a first for me and Im really excited at the prospect of achieving it. Im hopeful that the community of Belfast, Colwyn Bay and the wider area will share my excitement, for what should be a truly great event. My team have arranged a fantastic selection of fun activities at Porth Eirias on Sunday afternoon for supporters in the vicinity and I cant wait to get on the water!

Good Luck Chris from all the Harbourguides crew!
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