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Teen sailor: 'There are alternatives to fossil fuel boats'

Isle of Man stop for student's electric boat tour of Britain

A student who's planning to travel around Britain in an electric boat says he believes the trip will be ‘massively beneficial’.

16-year-old Harry Besley is due to undertake the challenge this summer, when he's 17.

He'll visit the Isle of Man after a stop in Holyhead and has told Manx Radio he's keen to prove the capability of the vessels:

An exact date for his journey hasn't been set but it's thought it will take somewhere between three and four weeks.

He should be well prepared for the voyage - he's been sailing since he was three.

He’ll need more than 40 charging stops during the journey and Harry says the trip from Holyhead to the Isle of Man, where one of his scheduled stops is, could be one of the more difficult trips along his way.

But he says seeing the landscape of the Island is a part of the tour he's looking forward to the most.

And there may be a chance for people to say hello while he's here:

That is, however, if he makes it.

Harry says just getting to the start line will be the biggest challenge of his endeavor:

You can find out more about Harry Besley's round-Britain challenge here

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