Optimist or several cards shy of a full deck?

Heh.

Oddly enough an Optimist dinghy is only 2/3 the length of that boat so he'd have to have been even more of an optimist to think he could do it in an Optimist.

Within hours of his heartbreaking video going up, his JustGiving page had also been taken down. He had been raising money for cancer charities in memory of his father, mother and friend Tom McNally, who helped him design and build the boat before his death.

Not really very funny at all, Warren.

I don’t disagree that he was doing it for a good cause. I do disagree with the suggestion that the boat might have made it across the Atlantic. He risked becoming either a casualty or a rescue victim himself. 

Yes Pez he’s just another in a line of people who’ve all competed for the record for the smallest boast to cross the Atlantic.  As there really is a minimum size to accommodate a person they are now down to trying to shave off a centimetre or two.