From the Isle of Wight to Muckle Flugga is the challenge for a sailor raising funds for Parkinson's UK.

David Temple, who is aged in his eighties, left Yarmouth today (Tuesday), on board his 34ft yacht, Second Wind UK.

He has chosen to raise cash for Parkinson's UK because his wife has been living with the degenerative condition.

Scroll down for a link to David's Just Giving fundraising page...

Isle of Wight County Press: Off the Isle of Wight and heading west this morning (Tuesday). Photo: Marine Traffic.Off the Isle of Wight and heading west this morning (Tuesday). Photo: Marine Traffic.

His mission - called David's Quest - is to sail around 2,000 miles of UK coastline, including rounding the most northern point of the British Isles - a rock called Muckle Flugga, which is nearer to Norway than mainland Scotland.

He is due to finish his Seago-sponsored trip in London, on July 3.

David said: "Every day my wife relentlessly and gallantly struggles through this disease.

"She is not alone, there are 145,000 in the UK living with Parkinson’s and every hour, two more are diagnosed. The numbers are rising.

"I’ll visit remote locations where you can see four seasons of weather in one day with tricky navigation and lots of overnight sailing."

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Along his route he will be joined by fellow sailors André Usborne, Kit Noble (who also has Parkinson’s), John Smith and Steve Burton.

David's grandson Sam will also hop on board. 

  • To follow David's progress, search for his yacht, Second Wind UK, on the Marine Traffic App.