When small boats with outboards were a new thing over here in the UK, a few young guys decided to race them.
The first race was in 1962, involving Putney in London and Calais in France.
Plenty of water has gone under London Bridge since.
Check this blog out today >> http://runabout2superyacht.co.uk/news.html
Two of those young men in '62 are today
trying to retrace their route.
If you would like to send the old men best wishes and good luck please PM me.