Saving Keewaydin

by Saving Keewaydin in Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom

We did it
On 11th April 2024 we successfully raised £2,847 with 42 supporters in 69 days

Keewaydin is stranded on an iron island in Sailor's Creek. Our goal is to re-fasten and re-float her. We have the team... but we need bolts!

by Saving Keewaydin in Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom

If you choose to buy a bolt (or several) for our project and the checkout adds an unwanted 'tip' please read all the way to the bottom for how to remove this...

Sailors Creek CIC is a community of like-minded volunteers dedicated to the regeneration of a polluted creek in Penryn river. One of the boats abandoned in the creek is the gaff ketch called Keewaydin. Built in 1913, the boat has an amazing history including competing in and completing the first Whitbread round the world race in 1976.


The boat is now high and dry (mostly), stranded in a dilapidated dry dock. She needs our help to refasten the hull planks, re-caulk the hull seams and relaunch the boat. 

There are plenty of willing hands - shipwrights, volunteers and well-wishers from the local community - all under the able direction of master shipwright, Spike Davies... but what we need is money for materials! 

1706021127_photo-2024-01-21-11-39-57.jpg£2 buys a 300mm galvanised bolt and we need 3000 of them plus some tools and safety gear for our volunteers.
We have a generous donor who is prepared to match fund anything we can raise to help refasten Keewaydin.

The clock is ticking as we need big tides to relaunch Keewaydin and the biggest tides of the year are around the Autumn Equinox.  We need to be ready. 

At checkout, if you DO NOT want to leave a tip, you can remove this by clicking on 'enter custom amount' and changing it to '0'. As we are a community organisation, we do not have a platform fee so this 'tip' goes to crowdfunder and is OPTIONAL.

Here is a diagram to show you how to remove it from your checkout.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£40 or more

3 of 150 claimed

Super Set of 20 Galvanised 300mm Bolts

**Pride Pioneer Prize** Embrace the warm glow of accomplishment when you buy a Super Set of Galvanised bolts. From this donation forward, we will always remember you as a "Pride Pioneer" for your significant contribution in making positive change happen.

£2 or more

2 of 3000 claimed

Galvanised 300mm Bolt

**Feel-Good Glow** Experience the warm satisfaction of knowing you've contributed to a positive change by helping us buy a bolt to refasten and relaunch a historical legend.

£10 or more

4 of 600 claimed

A bundle of 5 Galvanised 300mm Bolts

**Pride Points** Your reward will receive a HUGE sense of pride and warm fuzziness for buying a bundle of bolts to help refasten the hull planking to the frames.

£20 or more

2 of 300 claimed

Bumper pack of 10 Galvanised 300mm Bolts

**Gratitude Hug** Receive the biggest of virtual bear-hugs as heartfelt thank-you, expressing our immense gratitude for your generous support when you buy a bumper pack of 10 bolts.

£80 or more

4 of 30 claimed

Refastening tools and PPE for our volunteers

**Heroic Legacy Package** Unlock the Heroic Legacy Package, pass go and receive 200 heavenly points in recognition of your contribution to the revitalisation of the old wreck, Keewaydin. You really are the best!

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