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Sailing ship seeks the last remaining crew to sign up for Aberdeenshire adventurer's Antarctic circumpolar trip

By David Porter

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A pair of sailing ships which are headed to Antarctica are on the final leg of recruiting "crew members" for their expedition.

But supporters don't actually have to face the icy conditions in person, instead, the recruitment is all part of fundraising by World Record holders Ollie and Harry Ferguson.

The Erebus and the Terror
The Erebus and the Terror

They are working towards their latest challenge in which they intend to send to replica ships to recreate the voyage of the Erebus and the Terror.

As the boys explain: "We will set sail for two years on this epic 20,000 km expedition using the smallest ships to ever sail in the Southern oceans.

"The funds we are raising are to cover the tracking equipment, satellite time and the shipping costs to the Falkland Islands only.

"All boat building costs we will be covering ourselves.

"All funds raised beyond what is required for the equipment and logistics costs will be donated to support the works of the Franklin Interim Advisory Committee (FIAC), who work closely with both Parks Canada and the local Inuit community to protect and conserve the two wreck sites."

To contribute visit https://gofundme/780104fc8

For further information and to see how the ships have been created with the help of local crafters and suppliers visit https://www.facebook.com/tdajp

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