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July 2024 Newsletter

Dearest Reader, It is time for our monthly update.


JK and Farris spent the weekend clearing the workshop so that time can now be allocated to Poppets' paintwork over the following weeks before she is transported to Z-Spar UK for her new Mast and Boom, followed by Sta-Lok Terminals Ltd standing rigging and Robline running rigging.


We recently received our refurbished self-steering windvane back from Hydrovane International Marine—a huge thanks to them and Lee for their extraordinary efforts.


As we prepare for our trip, we often wonder what the most challenging part of our expedition will be. Could it be sea monsters, missing our family, hunger, weather, or isolation? 


The crew spent some quality time on the weekend discussing their fears, but a common theme was how hard the preparation has been recently. We have been promoting a few longstanding equipment suppliers' support, but when the time to has come to deliver, they have let us down or 'quietly quit' (not responding to our calls or messages) despite us having written agreements.


We suspect that other fundraisers experience similar situations, but for our skipper, it has deeply hurt his feelings. We have removed their branding from our website and social media, but we wonder if they should be named and shamed. 


The most frustrating thing is the time we have lost when we trusted and promoted them, and now we have to rebuild a partnership or find extra funding. All the effort distracts from our primary goal of raising £100,000 for our favourite charities.


But the trip must go on! With approximately only 160 days until cast off, it is a busy five and a half months ahead of sea trials and boat shows!


In December 2024, we will cross the Atlantic Ocean in our tiny upcycled 17-foot sailboat in aid of good causes and promote sustainable use of our oceans and waterways with The Green Blue.

 

We are still seeking commercial sponsorship and donations to our charities.


PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO SHARE OUR ADVENTURE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES AND ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA FEEDS!


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