Should this couple click here be allowed to put themselves and others at risk?
It seems to me that they are ill-prepared, untrained, and foolhardy. About 75 miles each way at little more than 5 miles per hour during the Winter months? No liferaft, no previous seafaring experience, presumably no navigation equipment either. Apparently no protection for the engine to stop it getting wet.
People jump off sea cliffs and they have to be rescued by inshore lifeboats and don't even get a bill for the service given. As far as I know none of the rescuers have been harmed but there is always a first time.