The annual event, is a challenge for a team of sailors and runners visiting five castles (Alnwick, Warkworth, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh,and Lindisfarne) and the Islands of North East Northumberland (Coquet, Farne and Holy Islands) To be completed in 24 hours. Even though the event is held on a pleasure basis the organisers wanted to make the event more interactive for those sitting at home in all far corners of the world.
Using our tried and tested recreational event approach, all competitors had Blackberry’s on their person and yacht at all times. Through the automated location ping settings, both speed and location on foot and on the water was recorded and mapped onto our live stream based in the CYC club house, and relayed back on to the event web site.
Coquet Yacht Club