Participation in the Sailing World Championship 2015
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Participation in the Sailing World Championship 2015

The sailing team Miguel Santos and Manuel Pimenta, 420 class junior National Champions and Bronze Medals of Juniors (male), was qualified to represent Portugal in the 420 class ...

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The sailing team Miguel Santos and Manuel Pimenta, 420 class junior National Champions and Bronze Medals of Juniors (male), was qualified to represent Portugal in the 420 class World Championship and 420 Junior European Championship. The team needs financial support in order to participate at the World Championships happening from 17 to 25 July 2015 in Karatsu, Japan. After so many hours at sea we can’t remain "on shore"!

 We are Miguel Santos and Manuel Pimenta, athletes of 420 class, training since September 2014 in the Oporto Atlantic Sailing Club. After so many hours at sea we can’t remain "on shore"!

Our first season was fantastic! We are 420 class junior National Champions and Bronze Medals of Juniors (male). We were qualified to represent Portugal in the 420 class World Championship and 420 Junior European Championship.

 

MiguelSantos/ManuelPimenta

To represent Portugal in international championships, all expenses are borne by the athletes, or in our case – two young people aged 15 and 16 years old - for our families. Neither the Portuguese Sailing Federation nor any other government entity fund.

This year, participation costs at the World Championships are especially high because it is so far away - in Karatsu, Japan. The total budget for the trip is around 7,000 euros per team and must be fully supported by our families.

 

MiguelSantos/ManuelPimenta

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 participate in the World Championship happening from 17 to 25 July 2015 in Karatsu, Japan.

The registration and payment dates are near and we need financial support to enable us to handle with all the expenses.

We welcome and thank all the help.

About the author

 Miguel Santos: Born in Porto, he is 15 and practices sailing since 6 years old. As a student he has been awarded since the 5th grade with Honorable Mention. In the class Optimist he was: Juvenile National Vice-Champion in 2012 and joined the Portuguese National Team at the World Championship in the Dominican Republic; Regional Champion in 2013 and Regional Vice-Champion in 2014; Bi-champion (2012, 2013) and Vice-champion (2014) of APCIO Ranking; Champion in Team Racing (2012) and Regional Vice-Champion (2014) and National Vice-Champion (2013)

Manuel Pimenta: He lives in Porto, he is 16 years old and started sailing when he was 11. He devotes his weekends to sailing and has managed to combine the sport with the school where he gets very good results and still makes time for friends and for his other passion: music.

Budget and due dates

The crowdfunding campaign is active for 40 days.
The budget is to participate in the 420 class World Championship in Karatsu, Japan, leaving on 11th July and returning on 26th July 2015, and includes: Registration fee, Transportation costs (Round trip airplane fare Porto / Fukuoka and Round trip train fare Fukuoka-Karatsu); Accommodation and food (15 days); Boat rental without sails with insurance included; Sails shipping costs; Coach. Total 7 000€.
Of this amount we need to raise 2.500 €

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    A personalized acknowledgment on our Facebook pages!

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

    27 backers

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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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    Support with € 100 or more and get

    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!

    12 backers

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Fri, 17/07/2015 - 11:45

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

10/07/2015

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Campaign launched

02/06/2015

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  • Rui Neves

    Apoiar

    Vamos fazer o que o país não faz!
    O Miguel e o Manel não têm culpa de terem nascido num país que simplesmente ignora os jovens talentos que se dedicam à pratica desportiva.
    Boa Sorte para ambos!
    Abraço Campeões

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  • Miguel Classe 420Rui Neves

    Participação no Campeonato do Mundo de Vela, 2015.

    Caro Rui Neves,

    O seu contributo permitiu-nos estar cada vez mais perto do Japão onde queremos representar Portugal no Campeonato do Mundo de vela da classe 420.

    Gostaríamos de o convidar a visitar a nossa página no Facebook onde constam também os nossos agradecimentos a todos os apoiantes desta causa.

    Muito obrigado!

    Miguel Santos & Manuel Pimenta - 420 Sailing Team
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Miguel-Santos-Manuel-Pimenta-420-Sailing-...

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  • helena cp

    Boa Sorte, Miguel e Manel,

    Boa Sorte, Miguel e Manel, espero que consigam!

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