AS PART of the forthcoming 2020 Year of Coasts and Waters, a unique charity sailing tour of the Clyde has been proposed with the RNLI as beneficiary.

The concept, brainchild of Sir Boyd Tunnock, is to have a series of marks pinpointed on the upper Firth of Clyde and local skippers and crews, whether on keelboats or motor yachts, will require to complete the full circuit, finishing at their start point.

It means that entries can commence their circuitous cruise at the point nearest to their base.

The rational behind the fundraising idea is that all crew members would be sponsored so, say every boat is supported by sponsorship of £100 and 100craft take part, then a tidy sum would be floating towards the RNLI.

One stipulation exists however. Every crew member taking part must wear a lifejacket for their duration of the cruise.