DONATIONS are already coming in for the sailing challenge set up by experienced Argyll sailor Joey Gough with his First 32s5 yacht Tangle o’ the Isles to raise funds for BBC Children in Need 2019 this November.

Joey plans to sail non-stop around the island of Mull this November for the duration of the BBC Children’s RickShaw Challenge and has enlisted four similarly experienced sailors to take on the sail with him.

The Tangle team will start their sailing when the RickShaw Challenge commences and circumnavigate the island non-stop till the end of the Rickshaw Challenge on 15 November.

The current start date is assumed to be 10 November but will be decided by the BBC in September.

Joey said: ‘No-one on the team underestimates how difficult this sailing challenge will be particularly in November and at night. It will be a tough six or so days and nights and these are tricky waters to navigate.  But we’re doing it to earn sponsorship for Children in Need, which is such a worthwhile cause. Please give generously.  We have a JustGiving site set up via our web page www.tangleotheisles.com