Whether through over-thorough editing (at one point over 30,000 words needed to be cut to meet the allotted count), forgetfulness or hopeless misjudgment, a few names were ommitted from acknowledgment in the book. So, to make up for this and in no particular order, I'd like to thank the following for their contribution to BoardFree:
Holly Allen has already been thanked all over the place, but she deserves extra thanks again and again for 1) making BFUK the success it was by quitting her job and driving the support vehicle (and putting up with me!), and 2) taking the incredible photos that you'll find throughout this website, and in the BoardFree book. Holls, thank you thank you xx
Bahar Yazdani, for the party organising, t-shirt buying and all-round eagerness in the early days of BoardFree. To have someone so passionate onboard made picking up the pace of the project seem far easier than it actually was.
Deirdre and Bob Schahinger, who came to the Australian team's rescue in Adelaide and whose home became our base for almost two weeks. More generous people in Australia you will struggle to meet.
Leigh Hurley, who cracked my back into place several times at his chiropractic clinic in Crosshands near Swansea, supplied orthapaedic backrests to the Australian team so they wouldn't get all achy while driving along at 10kmph, and then actually flew over to Australia to accompany the expedition in New South Wales.
Everyone at Sailability Raymonds Terrace, for their hospitality and BBQs and kindness.
The PR department at Adelaide United, who took sympathy on our fate and gave us some free tickets!
Rae and Phil Poucher for their early support and for organising a great event in the form of the Gower Walkabout.
Nat Halliday, for his school fundraisers, and for the hilarious email one of his pupils sent me after Nat had joined up on the BFUK road. Rupert Butcher simply asked: 'Is Mr Halliday slow or fast?'
All of Dim's family and friends who turned up south of Worcester, as superheroes!
Helen Najar at Clic, who make the world's coolest sunglasses. Clic sponsored the thousands of information leaflets we handed out to people on the road, massive thanks!