National Association of Boat Owners


NABOGutless Kayaking has been incredibly lucky to engage, once again, NABO’s general Secretary, the indomitable Richard Carpenter, as skipper of our hospital ship, Merlot, for the duration of the trip.

Richard manages absolutely everything whilst Justin and Gutless Kayakers serenly make their way along the waterways. Richard will ensure we have great moorings each night (within easy walking distance of the finest waterside hostelries for the traditional debriefing), that Justin’s medical supplies get delivered en route, that the whole show stays on the water….

Richard said, ” When I saw the task that Justin and his colleagues was undertaking and its timing I just had to get involved. Its a fair trip on a powered boat over three weeks, but paddling while connected to a machine and getting out at each lock sort of adds to that and inspires!”


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