420 World Championship 2015 - Japan
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420 World Championship 2015 - Japan

The sailors team Miguel Rothes and Manuel Pessanha, silver medalists in the 2015 Portuguese 420 Under 17 Championship, were appointed to represent Portugal at the World Champion...

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  • 07/08/2015

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The sailors team Miguel Rothes and Manuel Pessanha, silver medalists in the 2015 Portuguese 420 Under 17 Championship, were appointed to represent Portugal at the World Championship to be held from 17 to 25 July at Karatsu, Japan. The team need financial support to buy a new mainsail, because the current is no longer in the best conditions. After so many hours training, we want to bring a good result for our country, that has so much tradition in the "Art of Sailing".

We are Miguel Rothes (16 years old) and Manuel Pessanha (16 years old), athletes of the 420 sailing class in the Atlantic Sailing Club - Portugal, and after our weekly effort and dedication since September 2014, we have reach the feat, just in our 1st year sailing in this class, to be Silver medalists in the 2015 Portuguese 420 Under 17 Championship  and we have been selected for represent Portugal, in the more important competition of this class, the World Championship.

To achieve this dream and represent Portugal, all expenses (travel, accommodation, food, boat hire, coach, etc.) are supported by the sailors, which in our case of young students of 16 years old, by our parents. Neither the Portuguese Sailing Federation, nor any other government entity fund.

The participation costs in the World Championship to be held in Japan, taking into account the distance are high, and the budget is about € 7000 and will be fully suported by our parents.

We need a new mainsail, which costs 800€ in order to achieve a great result and we don't want to ask our parents this additional effort.

The sail is like the "engine" of the boat and our mainsail is already very worn after so many hours of training and racing.

The idea of using crowdfunding came up in a conversation among friends as a way of getting, in a transparent manner, the funding that could allow us to buy this new sail.

We welcome and thank all the help.

 

A bolinar

 

About the author

Miguel Rothes: Born in Porto, he is 16, student and practices sailing since 8 years old. In the Optimist Class he was: Gold medal in the Regional Championship B 2011, Silver medal in the 2nd and 3rd PCR (s) 2011, Silver medal in the 2nd PCR 2014, Gold medal at the Nautics Games 2014. In the 420 class he was Silver medal in the Portuguese Under 17 Championship 2015. He manage very well, his great passion for sailing, with studies where he get very good results and the running.

Manuel Pessanha: Born in Porto, he is 16, student and practices sailing since 8 years old. In the Optimist Class he was: Silver medal in the Milanesa Trophy 2009, 3rd place in the 3rd PCR 2011, 3rd place B in the 3rd PCR 2011, 3rd place B in the 2nd PCR 2012, Silver medal in the Kings Cup 2012, Silver medal in the Regional Championship B 2012. In the 420 class he was Silver medal in the Portuguese Under 17 Championship 2015. He manage very well his great passion for sailing with studies and he found time for friends and another great passion, which is the video and photography.

Budget and due dates

The crowdfunding campaign is active for 40 days.

The budget presented is for the purchase of a new mainsail, for participation in the World Championship in Karatsu - Japan and will cost 800€.

This equipment can help us to get a good result.








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    A great personalized acknowledgment on our Facebook pages + athletes’ video, from Karatsu in Japan, to thank you for the support!

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    A huge acknowledgment on our Facebook pages + athletes’ video, from Karatsu in Japan, to thank for the support + one World Championship T-shirt (postage included when applicable)!

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    A huge acknowledgment on our Facebook pages + athletes’ video, from Karatsu in Japan, to thank you for the support + one World Championship T-shirt (postage included when applicable) + a sailing tour in the Bay of Leixões, Portugal!

    3 backers

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The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

07/08/2015

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Campaign launched

17/06/2015

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Meet the people helping this dream come true

  • MiguelPessanha

    03/08/2015 - 16:45

    Grandes campeoes. Excelente resultado e experiencia

  • Luis Pessanha

    19/07/2015 - 21:39

    Boa sorte. Bom campeonato e disfrutem esta experiência e divirtam-se.

  • teresamag

    10/07/2015 - 20:40

    Que voltem com medalha :)

  • Ajudar

    09/07/2015 - 11:07

    AJUDAR os navegadores portugueses a reconquistar o orgulho nacional | On behalf of Bjarne Thorup : " Get the Gold medal ! "

  • José Baldaque

    07/07/2015 - 12:06

    Portugal estará muiro bem representado! Divirtam-se.

  • Paula Araujo

    06/07/2015 - 11:14

    Boa sorte e divirtam-se muito!!!

  • Gi Leal

    02/07/2015 - 15:33

    Desejo-vos muita sorte. Mandem o NIB, sff

  • António Pouzada

    30/06/2015 - 15:13

    Força e bons ventos!

  • Sergio Luis Silvestre

    30/06/2015 - 11:12

    Mais que um "gigantesco agradecimento" queremos um fantástico resultado :) Muito orgulho! Boa Sorte e façam o vosso melhor!!! Abraços do Sergio, Cristina e Káká

  • Ana Baldaque

    28/06/2015 - 16:40

    Á conquista do Japão!

  • raul.ramospinto

    25/06/2015 - 14:21

    Divirtam-se

  • ajncosta

    22/06/2015 - 15:54

    Como o vento vai ser = para todos, não será por falta de vela que deixarão de demonstrar que os portugueses têm força e vontade para ser dos melhores.Boa sorte

  • Tiago e Inês Inverneiro

    18/06/2015 - 00:06

    Boa sorte Mike!!! Vai com o vento!

  • Marta Pessanha

    17/06/2015 - 22:59

    Força miúdos, toca a trazer METAL (também quero o passeio em Leixões)