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Holly's Clipper Round the World Race 2019-20

Circumnavigation by sail honoring Al deLorimier for Unicef UK because every child deserves a future.

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Unicef UK

We work to keep children worldwide safe from danger

Charity Registration No. 1072612 (England & Wales) and SC043677 (Scotland)

Story

I'm taking a sebbatical year to sail in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in honor of my mentor in Pediatric Surgery and founding member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, Dr. Al deLorimier. He became an award-winning vintner in retirement and encouraged me to pursue sailing as a passion in addition to pediatric surgery. UNICEF is the charity partner for the Race and I will be sailing on the bespoke Ambassador boat and helping to raise money and awareness for UNICEF!

To complete the full circumnavigation is one of the most challenging endurance events on the planet!

I will be sailing over 40,000 nautical miles, crossing the equator twice, the international date line, multiple oceans, and visiting 6 continents over 11 months. This will be a demanding challenge for our international crew with storms, mountainous waves, extremes of temperature, wind, and seastate, in a wet, leaning, exhausting environment! The first leg from the UK to Uruguay starts from London September 1, 2019.

Follow the race at:.  https://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/race

Please show your encouragement for this adventure by supporting our very worthy charity UNICEF! All donations will go to UNICEF to help children worldwide. UNICEF ensures more children get life-saving food, vaccinations, education and protection than anyone else!

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity - UNICEF. 

Thank you for your support! 

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