In May 2023, USA SUP member and North Central Regional Rep, Adrian Angell will be attempting to stand up paddle across the Irish Sea from the Isle of Man to the Cumbrian coast. His target will be to land on the beach at Seascale, which is the village he grew up in and where his love for watersports started. As a youth, he looked out towards the Isle of Man almost every day, but he has never been there. His planned route is comprised of 36 “straight” miles, but with currents and wind, he anticipates paddling somewhere closer to 40 miles. This requires significant training and planning. He is doing this to benefit Diabetes UK, which funds pioneering world-class research to benefit all forms of diabetes and its complications. Adrian has several friends and family members who are living with diabetes and this cause is very important to him. He has done a stand up paddle fundraiser for this cause since 2018. The results of the research done by Diabetes UK can improve the lives of people dealing with diabetes worldwide.
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