For those with long memories, you may recall Paul Maltby: one-time Council member, chair of the UK Radioharmacy Group, and Norman Veall award winner in 2015.
Now having time on his hands in his retirement, he went to see the start and finish in the Albert Dock in Liverpool of the 2017/8 round the world clipper race (see https://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/) . Being a keen dinghy sailor, he was enthused to apply for the next series, and so in mid-November he joins the crew of clipper vessel Qingdao on leg 3. Sailing from Cape Town to Perth he aims to cross the mighty Southern Ocean and help achieve a podium finish for his boat. In parallel with the other 10 vessels racing, they hope to raise £1 million for UNICEF, indeed the charity has sponsored a vessel and the crew on its behalf. If you are interested in helping Paul and UNICEF achieve their target you can donate at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paul-maltby1