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Jessica Barton

Jess is sailing the world!

I am sailing the world for Jubilee Sailing trust because I want to raise funds for JST - awesome charity.

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Jubilee Sailing trust

We enable people to challenge perceptions of disability

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Hi Everyone! 
As some of you may or may not know I have been accepted on board the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2017-18. 
It is ONE OF A KIND - the only race that non-professional sailors get the chance to RACE around the world!
I am going for the full circumnavigation! - Thats about 40,000 miles! 
There are about 20 crew on board the 70ft yacht at a time with a professional skipper.
Those who know me, know that I did indeed take part in the Clipper 2013-14 edition, completing leg 6 (Qingdao - San Francisco) onboard Team Garmin. One leg wasn't enough - so, challenge; THE WORLD.... ACCEPTED! 
It isn't going to be easy and I think it will be the most challenging thing I've ever done but I'm up for it!
I will need to complete 4 weeks intensive training before I set sail in the summer of 2017. 
Every single donation will be gratefully received. 
Thank You so much, for being a part of this epic adventure! 

Why am I fundraising for JST? 
After a massive operation on my hip way back in 2004 - I lost all of my confidence on the water,  I didn't feel that I could do anything that I used to enjoy - rowing, sailing, power boating etc. 
With sponsorship from my local rotary club, I was given the opportunity to sail onboard the good ship STS Lord Nelson; Hamburg - London. WHAT AN EXPERIENCE! With this new found confidence, I returned to the Sea Cadets, bubbling with excitement knowing that I could get on the water, and not worry about my mobility. 
Since, I have sailed across the Pacific Ocean onboard a Clipper 70, and intend to Circumnavigate the world with Clipper Ventures in 2017-2018

Donations to this page are mainly independent / some will be a percentage from my sales of my fundraising attire. 


THANK YOU! 
Jess x


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  • Level One Training - Sydney, Australia
  • Somewhere in the North Pacific (Leg 6 13/14) +26

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