Bob Geldof is calling on sailors and boat owners, to form a massive flotilla across the Channel in July as part of the global call for action against poverty (GCAP).

"This is our chance to make sure the G8 leaders understand that we will not stand by and watch them do nothing - again.

I want everyone who's got access to a boat to set sail on July 3rd, and be part of the Long Walk to Justice. I want to see a recreation of D Day - but this time the action is on poverty. This is the rich world on the move in support of those who can barely crawl.

"We call on the sailing community to act now. To take part individuals should encourage their community to set sail across the Channel, then walk and travel by any means towards Edinburgh . The G8 leaders have it within their power to alter history. They will only have the will to do so if tens of thousands of people show them that enough is enough.

By giving more and better aid, fully canceling debt, and delivering trade justice for Africa , the G8 could change the future for millions of men, women and children," said Geldof

Boatshed along with a host of nautical companies and sailing legends are adding their support to the flotilla.

Boatshed will be sending their Rebel Ketch "Supertaff" across the Channel to assist and several other Boatshed vessels will be standing by to support the fleet upon its return into Portsmouth Harbour .

For more information or to talk to us how you can help to, call our events team at Boatshed HQ on UK 02392 523992

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