Incredible 12-YEAR-OLD Finn Mcauley from Braunton has become the youngest person to paddle 22 miles from mainland to Lundy Island.
After months of preparation Finn was finally given the go ahead to complete the challenge on 9th September 2014.
After a five o'clock start the team were unable to see the island until three hours into the paddle but sights of Dolphins and Porpoises made up for the hazy start. An hour and a half later Finn, his dad Andy and Rob from Sea Kayaking South West reached Lundy Island.
M.S. Oldenburg kindly sponsored the teams return to mainland and also shown support for Finn with a Sail by.
On arrival at Ilfracombe harbor friends and family welcomed Finn back with signs and congratulations.
Finn did not just take on the mammoth task as a personal challenge but to also raise money for two local charities. To date Finn has raised an inspirational £1700 which will be split between The Calvert Trust on Exmoor and Make The Move in Ilfracombe.