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ARC Trans-Atlantic crossing

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Giles Starkey

Giles is sailing 2,700 miles from Grand Canaria to St Lucia

Raising money for
3rd Chalkwell Bay Sea Scouts

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Donations accepted until 11-03-2017

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I got the sailing bug when I started at 3rd Chalkwell Bay Sea Scout Group (3rd CB) some 30 years ago. The Group taught me to sail dinghies and yachts, and opened up a whole host of opportunities such as sailing with the London Sailing Project and participating in the 1993 Tall Ship's Race. 3rd CB are raising money for a new building: The overall plan with this building project is to provide a base to extend this training. This will not only be available to the Group but to other groups and sections in the community, thus offering this level of training and opportunity to children aged 6-18 in the local area. Raising money for 3rd CB from my trans-Atlantic expedition, seems a fitting way to pay something back, encourage more children into sailing and open up opportunities for the next generation of budding sailors. So please donate generously if you can!

Event details

ARC Trans-Atlantic Sailing

=12ptI'm participating in the ARC rally from Grand Canaria to St Lucia (along with c 300 yachts), which starts on 20 Nov to around 7 Dec not long now! Sailing on a 47.7 Beneteau (Yacht EH01) with 11 others. One of my bucket list activities and dream gained from learning to sail at 3CB . EH01 was first over line in 2011 and we will be ambitiously looking for a similar result! You can download the race app to your phone (YB Races) to track our progress throughout (once the race starts on 20 Nov). I will update once the race has been named but it is likely to be 'ARC 2016 - Grand Canaria to St Lucia'. 

Event date

20-November-2016 00:00  - 
11-December-2016 00:00

Event type

Overseas challenge

Event is completed


Well done to Giles and all the rest of the crew!
Donation by Dan Sharpe
on 12-12-2016
£7.50 gift aid
Well Done Giles!! Love Rog and Sam and Co
Donation by Anonymous
on 10-12-2016
£2.50 gift aid
Fantastic effort mate and what a great experience! Curry on me when you get back x
Donation by Simon Napper
on 10-12-2016
£12.50 gift aid
Wishing you all the luck in the world!
Donation by Tom, Lucy, Holly & Ben
on 09-12-2016
£5.00 gift aid
Dearest Giles So proud of you! What an amazing experience. I wish I could have come! Stay safe. Lots of love Mandy, Andy, Sophie,Henry and Eddie Gilchrist xx
Donation by Anonymous
on 05-12-2016
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anna B
on 05-12-2016
£5.00 gift aid
Best of luck! Enjoy it!
Donation by Jemma Gosling
on 18-11-2016
£0.00 gift aid
Wishing you the best of luck on your adventure
Donation by Jane, Ian and the girls
on 12-11-2016
£5.00 gift aid
Best of luck Giles what an adventure enjoy every minute of it...
Donation by Jemma
on 11-11-2016
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Toby, Clare and kids
on 11-11-2016
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,022.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,022.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,265.75

Donations closed

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