Instead of setting a new bouncy castle sailing record, Paul Tucker decided to create an entire league of his own:  a pedalo crossing of the English channel.

Former army major Paul Tucker crossed the English Channel on a pedalo in 2002, raising thousands for the Royal British Legion in the process.
On 21 May 2002 he set-off from a point near Cap Gris-Nez, France to arrive in Folkestone, Kent, UK, after 7 hr 6 min of pedalo-ing.

He used a 3.7m (12-foot) Nauticraft Escapade Pedal Boat which features a light pedal crank that powers a 16″, two-bladed propeller giving out a supersonic pedalo speed of over 5mph!

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And what did Paul do when he got to Calais? He turned around and pedalled right back to Folkestone making him also the holder of the fastest double-crossing record!

 Sources: Metro.co.uk, Guinness world records, plunderguide