United Kingdom

Sailing for a Cause

Project Creator

Sailing for a Cause is UNIQUE and a FIRST! To provide a series of yachts, all of the same 35’ type and rigged and equipped, to cater for the specific needs of the less able and disabled for sailing offshore and passage making – not for the occasional day sail. The yachts will be located at specific locations around the UK and managed and administered by a newly formed charity. The concept can be rolled out to other countries.
 

 
SAILING FOR A CAUSE
 
Sailing for a Cause created by its founder, Martin Parr, is to get more disabled, less able and less-agile persons sailing offshore and passage making. A UK-wide project designed but community based.
 
Mission
 
With there being a limited number of disability sailing organisations, the gist of this mission is clear, to enhance what is already available with fresh impetus and organisation for offshore sailing and passage making for disabled and less able-persons.
 
Motivation
 
World sporting events, including the Paralympics, have shown what achievements the disabled can attain. Water sports for the disabled are not new, with different countries approaching it in fundamentally different ways. Dingy sailing and tall ships for the disabled have been going for many decades. Offshore Sailing and Passage Making are limited and very much piecemeal arrangements.
 
Objective
 
Sailing for a Cause is UNIQUE and a FIRST! To provide a series of yachts, all of the same 35’ type and rigged and equipped, to cater for the specific needs of the less able and disabled for sailing offshore and passage making – not for the occasional day sail. The yachts will be located at specific locations around the UK and managed and administered by a newly formed charity. The concept can be rolled out to other countries.
 
Link to the Project:
 
http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/sailing-for-a-cause
 


£25,000

funding goal

Project Rewards
Get £50 reward
A personal meet at one of the 10 changeover locations
Get £1,000 reward
A passage in the yacht to the next intermediary port (one of the 70)

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