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Welcome to the Bexhill to Camber Challenge!! Completed on the 29th August for W4Cancer Research raising over £1000 (cash total not yet collected from all).

The challenge covered the 22 Miles by sea by 10 windsurfers and kayakers. The true sailing distance was on Ian Crafts GPS 37 miles between Bexhill and Camber (landing East of Camber at Jury Gap) taking 3hours and 7 minutes.

For those who havent seen it see this weeks Observer for write up and pictures of the team (apart from those that were still rigging sails:) http://www.bexhillobserver.net/news/Surfival-tactics-give-boost-to.6509852.jp

SO it started out light and it was long slow sail to Hastings. After Hastings the windsurfers were well and truely whipped by the sea infront of Fairlight cliffs in solid Force 5 Cross offshore conditions. Where as the Kayakers had the cliffs to shelter them making it a flat water paddle to the other side.

The last section Sailing from the cliffs out to sea towards Camber was amazing! Flying in the middle of nowhere 2 miles out! All team got spilt up and the last leg was done by almost everyone alone and in an increasingly big sea.

The Kayakers had some heavy shorebreaks to contend with, some ditching their gear and doing a bit of swimming in the shorebreak. With the pushing tide and wind behind them the Kayakers were to the amazement of the windsurfers ahead for most of the way!

At Camber everyone was glad to be back onshore and safe! Food was supplied my pigs-do-fly (my folks) and enough stories were told!!

Its was great challenge and I think we all also got to enjoyed the sailing/ paddling along the way also. Maybe not so much the cliffs part! We even had Stewart Soffe turn up and paddle the first leg to Hastings on a surfboard! Great effort! Miles turned up and despite being on antibiotics! Great effort by Geoff and Eleanor for their challenge walking all the way from Winchelsea to meet us! Thanks to all who turned up and making it a great day, thanks for all for looking out for each and staying in one piece! Phew it got a bit hairy.

Time on kayak: 3.5hours! - 5 hours (fast)
Time on windsurfer: 3 - 4 hours (not bad)

Thanks to pigs-do-fly.co.uk for food, over-board.co.uk and epiclife.co.uk for prizes. And thanks for those who waited with me till 5pm until everyone was back and safe ashore! Thanks to W4CR charity for taking to time to support us what a great cause. We will raise money for you next year!

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NEXT YEAR!? Bexhill to Camber x2 2011.
WHAT, WHERE , WHO!!? Its long way off but I'll give you clue... Twice the fundraising, twice the distance!! Stick it in your diary now for August bank holiday 2011.


If you havent seen the photos and videos take a look on the page. I'll post some more up soon. Remember the justgiving page is still open and there are still plenty of online donation coming thorugh so dont stop now!

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.justgiving.com%2Fbexhilltocamberchallenge&h=3999exHqRCd2JNYY5A9oT1FzumA
(PAGE WILL BE OPEN UNTIL AUGUST 2011 WHEN)


 

Raising money for

Watersports4CancerResearch (W4CR)

Watersports4CancerResearch (W4CR)

Charity Registration No. 1128492

W4CR aims to promote cancer awareness and raise money for cancer research, education and support. Sunrise Sunset 2013 on June 15th is W4CR's big annual fun and fund raising event. Since 2009 W4CR has been able to distribute more than £150,000, see www.W4CR.org for details.

Donations 32

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Donation by miles coote on 30/01/11

£50.00

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Well done Roger and all involved.

Donation by Scott Lavocah on 10/09/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Well done Lauren and all the other guy's - Cathy x

Donation by Cathy Lee on 08/09/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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well done to you all - a real achievement - Ali

Donation by Steve Sampson on 06/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done M, knew you could do it! x

Donation by Sarah Rogers on 06/09/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 01/09/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Well done all! Sorry I couldn't be there to see you do it.

Donation by Mark Chicken on 30/08/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Well done! (Sorry for being late) x

Donation by Reina van der Wiel on 30/08/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Sorry I'm late, but wanted to make sure Krafty delivered! Well done everyone.

Donation by Gutted on 30/08/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Jolly good show Chaps & Chapesses!

Donation by Plankster on 30/08/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by ELIZABETH WARRINGTON on 29/08/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Donation by Kate Forshaw on 29/08/10

£5.00

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Good Luck, hope you all enjoy it

Donation by Galeforce8 on 28/08/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck Roger - have a great day and raise lots of money for this very worthy charity! x

Donation by Alison Dryden on 27/08/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Best of luck, Marcus! This is a grat event you have organised!

Donation by Kavan Seggie on 27/08/10

£40.00

+ £11.28 Gift Aid

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Best of luck, Roger. Adrian SDO Rother DC

Donation by Adrian on 26/08/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Best of luck Bro from all the Family and all at Acutel Ltd

Donation by Alun Kraft on 26/08/10

£50.00

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The best of luck. I hope it won't be as windy on Sunday.

Donation by Geoff Edwards on 26/08/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck Roger and the rest of the team

Donation by Robert Brown on 26/08/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck Miles and everyone else involved!

Donation by Richard Hoadley on 26/08/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Best of luck Krafty, Bob

Donation by Robert Allinson on 25/08/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Hard work for a very worthy cause! Good luck to All. Will send link on ;)

Donation by Charlotte Anne Brown on 20/08/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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There must be easier ways to raise money for charity. Nice one.

Donation by MT on 05/08/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Best of Luck Marcus et al Sorry I cant make it Enjoy the good work Irish Declan

Donation by Declan Kelly on 26/07/10

£20.00

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Wind in the stern!

Donation by Max Brown on 14/07/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£740.00
  • Offline donations£340.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,080.00
  • Gift Aid£114.23

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