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Jessica Watson Beaten As Three Britons Sail Bouncy Castle Across Lake Garda

by | 15th, May 2010

EAT yer heart out, Jessica Watson, teenaged round-the world sailor, and prepare to run up the white flag to solicitor Jack Watkins, 25, and engineers Chris Hayes, 24, and Dave Sibley, who have lived the dream of paddling across Lake Garda in a bouncy castle.

On the five-mile trip, the Londoners took on ripples, currents and not end of fine grappa as they took their tailor-made red and yellow castle across the Big One.

Surprisingly, they are the first ‘sailors’ to cross the lake on such a vessel. Says Hayes, with understandable pride and typical British understatement:

“Great Britain has such a great tradition as a seafaring nation and we really feel we have played no role at all in adding to this. That said, it was possibly the most fun we have ever had and we really never believed this most frivolous of dreams would ever be realised”

Freddie Flintoff, who has bene off his ‘boat’ on hooch, is available…



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