CUDDINGTON sailor Honour Schram de Jong has crossed the equator as her boat battles the high seas on its way to China.
Honour, who is originally from Holland but grew up in the village, is taking part in the Clipper Round the World trip and set sail from the Gold Coast on Christmas Eve.
In her online blog she wrote about the initiation ceremony she had to undergo, involving a bucket of slops, as it was the first time she had sailed across the equator.
She is raising money for the Tongabezi School, in Africa.
To donate go tojustgiving.com/HonourWay or to follow her progress visit clipperroundtheworld.com