The Atlantic Alone: Representing Great Britain in the 2015 Mini Transat

1 stove, 2 buckets and a compass; Lizzy is all set to race solo across the Atlantic, on a boat barely twice the size of a Topper dinghy...

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The Atlantic Alone: Representing Great Britain in the 2015 Mini Transat

<p> I first took to the water at the age of three, in the bilges of an old Wayfarer. Since then I have always craved the sensations and sounds of being afloat!</p> <p>  </p> <p>   I started to dream of offshore solo sailing at the age of 9, after visiting Pete Goss's Team Phillips project in Totnes, Devon. I climbed into a replica cabin of the giant catamaran that he was to race solo, non-stop around the world, and decided that one day, I would do something equally as challenging and adventurous...</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> In my early teens, I started to race in an RS Feva and Laser Radial, training with the SE Regional Squads.  Later, the dare devil in me took to sailing a 29er solo (extendable tiller extension required!), and then an RS 700.</p> <p>  </p> <p> At 18, I began working as a 1st mate onboard a Clipper and a Whitbread 60 with Blue Box Sailing, and was also selected for the British Keelboat Academy (BKA); my first experience of Yacht racing and campaign management.    </p> <p>  </p> <p> After graduating as a Speech and Language Therapist, I applied for the Artemis Offshore Academy. I was the only woman selected for the 2012  squad, which allowed me to start training and racing in both the Mini 6.50 &amp; Figaro classes.    </p> <p>  </p> <p> In 2014 I acquired a boat and just enough sponsorship along with my life savings to start competing on the Mini 6.50 circuit...    </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="633-1436471788" src="">    </p> <p>  </p> <p> I have since gained over 4,000 nm through racing solo, and am fully qualified for the 2015 Mini Transat - a solo race across the Atlantic, in a boat just 21 foot long!    </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Boat_2-1436471836" src="">  </p>

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<p> After three years of hard work, support through sponsorship (Hudson Wight [title sponsor], Red Funnel, EFG Banking and The Royal London Yacht Club) and the investment of my life savings, I have confirmed my place on the starting line for the Mini Transat... but am desperately seeking the final funds to get me there!</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>My outstanding payments are:</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Shipping back from Guadeloupe:</strong> £3,558.00</p> <p> <strong>Refit (new rudders, electronics, deck repair, medical &amp; safety kit):</strong> £3,500.00</p> <p> <strong>Insurance:</strong> £1,696.00</p> <p> <strong>New sails:</strong> £2,000.00</p> <p> <strong>Race food:</strong> £200.00</p> <p> <strong>Flight &amp; accommodation:</strong> £1500</p> <p> <strong>Weather training &amp; routing:</strong> £250</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Total:</strong> £12,704.00</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> If you would like to join me in this amazing adventure - and be inspired to embark upon your own, however big or small - please make a donation in return for a lovely reward.</p> <p> Every penny helps and I am extremely grateful for the support received. </p> <p>  </p> <p> TOUT DROIT,   </p> <p>  </p> <p> Lizzy x</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Horta_13-1436472201" src=""></p>


10 €

  • 7 contributions
Thank you! You will receive my newsletter.

30 €

  • 5 contributions
Thank you! You will receive my newsletter and an e-card from the finish of the 2015 Transat.

60 €

  • 9 contributions
Thank you! You will receive my newsletter, a signed photo, a handmade wallet from Solo Sails and entry into a prize draw for a fab prize provided by my product sponsors.

100 €

  • 14 contributions
Thank you! You will receive the above rewards plus a branded tote bag, and your name on my supporter's banner. Show your support for 633 - sail across the Atlantic with me!

Livraison estimée : novembre 2015

200 €

  • 10 contributions
Thank You! Receive all the awards above, plus an invitation to my Transat cocktail party. It will be a great evening thanks to the support of Wickham Wines. Venue: Cowes Date: TBA

Livraison estimée : juillet 2015

1 000 €

    Thank you! Receive all the awards above and take part in the 2015 Mini Transat prologue race. See for yourself what Mini racing is all about... Date: 13th September 2015 Venue: Douarnenez, France

    2 000 €

    • 1 contribution
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