A YOUNG Island sailor is determined to set a Guinness World Record ­— and has launched a fundraiser to cover some of the costs.

Harry White ­is attempting to achieve the greatest distance sailed in a single-handed dinghy in 12 hours by a male.

The 21-year-old launched a GoFundMe page back in January, and has so far raised £575 of his £750 target.

All the money raised will go toward equipment for his endeavour.

He needs a new boom, with his current one corroded along each rivet, and a new sail, which will allow him to travel a greater distance through higher average speeds.

Harry will be attempting the feat in a ILCA 7 rig, but does not currently own a ILCA 7 sail.

Spare donations will go toward his local sailing club, the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, to help support sailors of all ages.

"I will be making the attempt in The Solent, launching from the Royal Victoria Yacht Club and trying to finish there at the 12-hour mark," said Harry.

"It would be great to see some friendly faces there. The ideal plan is to start at 6am and finish at 6pm.

"I'm waiting for a perfect weather window to decide on the day of the attempt."

You may recognise Harry as one of three brothers to all graduate with first class degrees in the same subject, and from the same university.

The three brothers ­— Harry, Charlie and Thomas White, from Wootton Bridge ­— received their degrees after they all chose to study geography at the University of Portsmouth without discussing it with each other.

To make a donation, visit www.uk.gofundme.com/f/help-harrys-solo-sailing-world-record-attempt