A Stone Father & Son Team are to embark on the Biggest Sailing Race in the World to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis
Cliff Goodwin, and his Dad Michael Goodwin, from Stone are to under take the Biggest Sailing Race In the world to raise money for the charity after his brother passed away this month after battling Cystic Fibrosis.
“Dan loved sailing with me and my Dad until his health prevented him. We are undertaking this challenge and hope to raise valuable funds for the charity. This will be a hard challenge, make no mistake”
“Its a busy course and challenge is not colliding with others whilst getting around as fast as possible, it s along day and an early start!!”
“We’ve got a great team, my partner will join us along with other friends!”
The one-day annual yachting extravaganza has upwards of 1,500 yachts and 12,000 sailors competing and circumnavigates the 50nm course westabouts around the beautiful coastline of the Isle of Wight. The 2017 race date is Saturday 1st July with a first start of 05.30.
The team have a Virgin Money Giving page below to help to raise some funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust by way of getting people to sponsor ‘Team Antara’ (Antara is the name of the boat).
Cliff added “If people can help us defeat this dreadful disease that would be brilliant, we want to smash our target of £1500!!”
The page people need to donate at is: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.
You can follow our progress live via the Round The Island Race website: http://www.roundtheisland.org.
You can read about the boat here: http://solentyacht-charter.co.