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£180raised of £9,555 target by 11 supporters

    Weʼve raised £180 to help Joel Mark (Captain Jex) follow his dream to be the first Afro Caribbean to sail solo around the world. We've raised £445 so far!

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    Funded on Thursday, 21st September 2017

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    TARGET - £10,000 - RAISED £445

    Joel Mark is the first Grenadian to sail solo across the Atlantic Ocean. From poor and humble beginnings to becoming a world sailor, his goal now is to be the first Afro Caribbean to sail solo around the world.

    In 2015, he was inspired by a dream to sail a single handed passage which would take him and his boat on an adventure of a lifetime circumnavigating the entire Globe. He said that this mission "is not for fame but to show the young people in Grenada that it is worthwhile having a dream". His aim would be to use this journey to build a sailing school/workshop in Grenada to provide underprivileged youngsters with new opportunities.

    On February 7, 2016, he received the Camerhogne Award from the Government of Grenada for his sailing achievements. This event further encouraged Joel to embark on his voyage to be the first Grenadian to sail solo around the world.

    He started preparations then departed from Grenada with Ga’sietoe, his sailboat on June 22, 2016. He arrived on June 28, 2016, in St Maarten then departed on July 10, 2016. Having spent 52 days sailing, he finally arrived at the Azores on September 1, 2016. In an attempt to sail to the UK, his sailboat, Ga’sietoe sustained damages and due to adverse weather conditions he was forced to abort his voyage until a later date. He intends to carry out all the necessary repairs and outfit the boat to continue his voyage to be the first Afro Caribbean to sail around the world – solo!

    As of May 2017, Joel has acquired a new management company, Black Links Global to arrange his sponsoring and support with this fantastic voyage and adventure. Black Links is the world’s leading black business community, building links across all black business owners worldwide.

    Please support Joel by helping him to raise funds for his day to day voyage expenses such as food and water, fuel, transit fees, marina, harbour and mooring buoy fees and repairs and renewals of boat parts etc,

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    • Black Links Global1 year ago
      Black Links Global

      Black Links Global

      1 year ago

      Black Links Global would like to personally thank the following people who have donated so far: 1. Niall Wijeyesinghe 2. Gary Prince 3. Anonymous 4. Karen P 5. Sanchia Alasia 6. Transition Black Pound 7. Kimron Salhab 8. Paulette Mcintosh 9. Ruby Crowle 10. Robert Charlemagne 11. Eduardo Vanci 12. Dillon Green 13. Kamaljit Sangha 14. Sharon Bennett 15. Andrew Green 16. Karoline Hibbert PLEASE KEEP THE DONATIONS COMING IN AND SHARE WITH FRIENDS!!!

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    • Black Links Global1 year ago
      Black Links Global

      Black Links Global

      1 year ago

      This is a continuation of our previous campaign. Weʼve raised £445 to help Joel Mark (Captain Jex) follow his dream to be the 1st Afro Caribbean to sail solo around the world. We would like to thank all of you who have donated so far. You can refer to the previous campaign by going to - https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/black-linksglobalold

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    Supporters

    11

    • Karen Jackson

      Karen Jackson

      Sep 11, 2017

      Safe journey and good luck

      £20.00

    • Beaulah Green

      Beaulah Green

      Sep 5, 2017

      £10.00

    • Charlene and Robert

      Charlene and Robert

      Sep 4, 2017

      Great to meet you at the High Commission. Very inspirational. Wishing you all the best. Please let us know how else we can help.

      £50.00

    • Opal Prince

      Opal Prince

      Jul 27, 2017

      Captain Jex, I am behind you all the way in making your dream come true. I am sure that you can smash the round-the-world unassisted solo sailing record by an Afro Caribbean! The very best of luck!

      £10.00

    • Jennifer Alexander

      Jennifer Alexander

      Jul 12, 2017

      £20.00

    • Clive  Wilson

      Clive Wilson

      Jul 8, 2017

      £20.00

    • Leroy McMillan

      Leroy McMillan

      Jul 8, 2017

      B and crew say time is the master

      £10.00

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