We would like to extend sincere thanks to the organisers and participants of the Little Britain Challenge Cup, the ‘property and construction industry’s favourite regatta’ for supporting the RSP. Normally the regatta is a run over a weekend in September, with shore-side events, however this year, the main regatta in Cowes had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. Committed to the event, and in solidarity with the chosen charities, a smaller one-day ‘sail for charity’ regatta, without the shore-side events, was organised to raise much needed money for us and other charities. We were incredibly humbled and grateful to the organisers who were, on our behalf, committed to the event despite the difficult circumstances they faced, and ultimately overcame.
After a difficult year in which we were unable to take to the water, the Rona Sailing Project received the very generous donation of £3,500. This will go a long way, at a very pivotal time for us. The safety of the young people who sail with us is our top priority, so the money will be used meet the costs of buying safety-critical equipment, and putting in place any new systems, and processes arising out of COVID-19. Planning and preparations for our 2021 season are well underway and we have lots of young people already signed up to sail with us. Many of the young people booked to sail with us in 2021 had their voyages cancelled in 2020, and so we are really looking forward to welcoming them on board next year to have an overdue adventure of a lifetime that they deserve.
We hope that we will contribute in some way to young people overcoming the upheaval caused by COVD-19. We could not do this without our volunteers, donors, and supporters such as the Little Britain Challenge Cup Regatta team. So…
We look forward to participating in next year’s incredible Little Britain Challeneg Cup event, scheduled for September 10th 2021.