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One Lake One Day 21 miles Challenge on 21st February 2013, I am raising funds in Aid of Blind Sailing Sighted Volunteers who make up a key part of our Team which is hoping to take part in the 2013 IFDS Blind Sailing World and International Championships being held in Miura City Japan 24th May to the 1 June 2013.  I will single handed sail there and back the length of Lake Windermere, the home of most of our volunteers and a key part of our training.  I am looking to raise £3,600 towards their flights.  I am registered blind with Nystagmus but have some useful vision but during this challenge I will be under the watchful eye for navigation around obstructions from the sighted volunteers I am raising funds for. However, the sailing will be down to me with the extra challenge of dealing with the cold.  I will cover over 21 miles in one day as due to the nature of sailing I will not be able to sail in a straight line and will be covering more distance by tacking back and forth, which for someone with Nystagmus which is made worse by tiredness, stress and pressure will be a challange.  It will certainly be a CHALLENGE but one I want to do to show to my sighted volunteers how much I/we value their time.  If for any reason out of our control due to weather I am not able to sail I will kayak single handed the distance.  If you want to learn more about Blind Sailing please go to www.blindsailing.net

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Updates 8

Thank you all for the continuing donations, it means so much 5 hours of sailing lots of emoshans and the realisation of the bond between the VI and sight crews.

11/03/13 21:42

We have done it 5 hours, 2 capsizes - thank you all for your great support

21/02/13 19:31

And we are off!!!!!!

21/02/13 11:32

The day is here breeze filling in as we look across lake from the East sun is out and shining

21/02/13 09:43

Filming with the BBC was great today spreading the word of the good work of Blind Sailing. Thanks to all for the support

20/02/13 20:17

Raising money for

Blind Sailing

Blind Sailing

Charity Registration No. 1090712

Registered charity which provides sailing opportunities to Blind and Visually Impaired people with a view to developing sailing and racing skills either just for fun or to take part in National and International Competitions.

Donations 61

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This donation has been made on behalf of Formby & District Lions Club.

Donation by Ed Lindup on 16/04/13

£75.00

+ £18.75 Gift Aid

This donation has been made on behalf of Douglas Valley Lions Club and City of Liverpool Lions Club

Donation by Evan Jones on 22/03/13

£200.00

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Well done Lucy. Best wishes for good sailing in Japan. We love sailing with Ark Sailing on Windermere.

Donation by Ruth and Marie on 21/03/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Well done, Lucy, and good luck to the team for Japan. Donation sent as a friend of Ian and Jonny Cormack.

Donation by Tim Nuttall on 19/03/13

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From those extras at Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club

Donation by Gary Butler on 18/03/13

£55.00

+ £13.75 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 18/03/13

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Well done Lucy. Never had any doubt you would be successful.

Donation by Nick Pomfret on 12/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by David Aspinwall on 11/03/13

£50.00

Donation by Nikki Watts on 05/03/13

£2.00

+ £0.50 Gift Aid

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An amazing challenge well done Lucy!! =0) x

Donation by charley steel on 04/03/13

Donation by andrew kinsey on 03/03/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done, Lucy! Very much hope you reach your target.

Donation by Jerry Hinds on 27/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done lucy xx

Donation by Karen Begg on 26/02/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Well done you, freezing water + bubbly a perfect day perhaps.

Donation by Matthew Shackleton on 26/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by richard dempsey on 26/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Lucy, brilliant achievement!

Donation by Diane Wailes on 25/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 25/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Congratulations Lucy on your brilliant achievement, from Andie, Lauren and Anthony xx

Donation by Lauren Ellmers on 24/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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well done Lucy.

Donation by KEVIN SANDOVER on 23/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Great effort, and thanks for highlighting the relationship between the sailors and the volunteers.

Donation by Vanessa Weedon-Jones on 22/02/13

£10.00

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Well done to you Lucy and your sighted volunteer on your sailing achievement . I hope that you make your target to get to Japan . All the best.

Donation by Alan and Christine Stewart on 22/02/13

£50.00

Donation by James Cole on 22/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Richard Hodgson on 21/02/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Jonathan Stockton on 21/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Ann Elmer on 21/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,642.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£10.00
  • Total raised£1,652.00
  • Gift Aid£294.25

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