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Sailors prepare for 24hrs at sea in aid of charity

RC (Dinghies) - 10 Jul 16 General

Sailors and helpers are busy with final preparations ahead of the start of the 2016 Royal Navy Sailing Centre 24-hour Charity Sail which takes place this week.

The event will see 3 Bosun dinghies sailing non-stop in Portsmouth Harbour with crews rotating throughout the 24 hours to keep the boats sailing. First run in 2015, the event is the brainchild of Lee Bichard, the Chief Instructor at the centre based on Whale Island Portsmouth. As someone with strong connections to the Naval Service he wanted to do something to support the organisation.

Last year the event raised over £1500 and Lee is hoping for another great event. This year the Army have been invited to take part and will be crewing one of the boats.

Starting at 1700 on Tuesday 12th July, the 3 boats will sail a course in the middle of the harbour supported by a team of volunteers on the water and back at the Centre.

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is the principal charity of the Royal Navy. They exist to support sailors, marines and their families, for life and in 2014 gave over £7m in grants. The RNSA has been fortunate enough to have received a number of grants to support our association including money to purchase our racing yacht Jolly Jack Tar and the fleet of replacement training dinghies for the Royal Navy.

If you are able and would like to donate to this fantastic cause please click the link below to visit the donation site. Any donation will be gratefully received and will ensure all the hard work by the sailors and volunteers is worthwhile. Thank you in advance!

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