SofaToSailboat - One Tiny Boat, One Giant Ocean

by Sofa To Sailboat in Colchester, England, United Kingdom

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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 20th July 2022 at 12:48pm

Sofa To Sailboat will cross the Atlantic Ocean in a tiny 'dinghy with a lid' in aid of four charities whilst promoting sustainable sailing.

by Sofa To Sailboat in Colchester, England, United Kingdom

Sofa To Sailboat needs a little extra help to get Poppet to the launch ramp. So far, the project has been assisted by corporate sponsors, private supporters, and the skipper's investment, but COVID and changing political situations have left the treasure chest a little short.

Sofa To Sailboat will pass on 20% of all sponsorships raised here to our charities via our CollectionPot. Any excess donations past our fundraising goal will be split evenly between the charities named below.

ABOUT

In December 2022, 'Poppet' and her skipper JK D Habbershaw Jnr. will undertake an independent and unassisted 3000-mile voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in a tiny 17 ft' dinghy with a lid' to raise £100,000 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, Mind, MS-UK and St Helena Hospice.

This page has been set up expressly to help raise funds for the essential safety equipment, training, and logistics costs, but Sofa To Sailboat will still pass on 20% of whatever we achieve here to our favourite charities.

THE ADVENTURE

> The 3000-mile crossing will be east to west from the Canary Islands to Antigua.

> The boat will average 3.5 knots per hour (4mph), a fast walking pace.

> The trip across the Atlantic will take about 30-35 days.

> The largest waves can measure up to 20ft-40ft high. 

> There is no space for a toilet on board – there is a bucket with a padded lid.

THE BOAT

> 'Poppet' is an early MK1 'Leisure 17' made from fibreglass by Cobramould in Essex. The boat is around 50 years old. 'Poppet' measures just 17ft (5.2m) long – that's smaller than a Ford Transit van.

> The boat fully provisioned will weigh about 850kg. That's similar to half the weight of a large family-sized car!

HOW ELSE CAN I HELP?

> Donate directly to the charities (with gift aid) at: www.collectionpot.com/pot/sofatosailboat/

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR BUSINESS/BRAND

Your business/brand can be promoted on the boat, on the SofaToSailboat website and on our social media during the fit-out, training/practice, during and after the voyage.

FURTHER INFORMATION: www.sofatosailboat.co.uk

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£5 or more

A Name On The Boat!

An Individual name on the Boat Join the crew on the crossing and show your support by having a name featured on the boat as part of the 'Sofa To Sailboat' logo! This is one item per individual name. Why not buy one for each family member as a gift or memorial? Sofa To Sailboat will need need to know the name when you complete your donation. 20% of all sponsorship will be passed to charity.

£10 or more

Family Name On The Boat

Join the boat on the crossing and show your support by having your family name (double-barreled is ok) and home town featured on the boat as part of the 'Sofa To Sailboat' logo! This is for one family name and one town i.e. "The Simpsons - Springfield" per purchase. Sofa To Sailboat will need your Family Name and Town when you complete your donation. 20% of all sponsorship will be passed to charity.

£25 or more

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Money For Old Rope

Sofa To Sailboat will send you a piece of old rope... yes, really. The old running rigging from Poppet has been washed and chopped into bits. The skipper will tie it in a knot for you and pop it in the post with a nice numbered thank you card. Sofa To Sailboat will also include your name/family name on the boat hull. 20% of all sponsorship will be passed to charity.

£50 or more

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Money For MORE Old Rope

Like our £25.00 reward.. but better. A more complicated knot using a longer bit of rope. Tied for you and popped in the post with a nice numbered thank you card. Sofa To Sailboat will also include your name/family name on the boat hull. 20% of all sponsorship will be passed to charity.

£100 or more

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The 100 Club (Swag Bundle)

Join the Limited Edition 100 Club. As a supporter, you'll get the following: 1 x A direct £20 donation split between our charities, 1 x Silver A5 Vinyl Name and Message sticker on the boat hull, 1 x T-Shirt, 1 x Tied knot, Supporter Sticker, Pen, Keyring, Magnet or Bottle Opener, 1 x Thank You on our Website/Blogs, 1 x Personal ‘Thank You’ Letter/Postcard, Free UK Delivery

£250 or more

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The 250 Club (Swag Bundle)

Join the 250 club, you'll get: 1 x A direct £50 donation split between our charities, 1 x GOLD A5 Vinyl Name and Message sticker on the boat hull, 2 x T-Shirts, 1 x Supporter swag pack + a tied knot 1 x Thank You on the Website/Blogs, 1 x Personal ‘Thank You’ Letter/Postcard Free UK Delivery, 1 x Call from the Mid-Atlantic Ocean by Satelite Phone! Free UK Delivery.

£500 or more

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Welcome aboard!

The full 250 Club reward package... PLUS, you get to spend a day with the skipper and the boat. It might mean having to hold a paintbrush or put up with boaty rantings... but you will get your own up-close tour of Poppet and get to hear about the adventure in person. They'll be lunch, but you will have to make your own way (and find accommodation if needed) to the boatyard in Essex, UK. £100 will be donated to the charities.

£888 or more

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Pieces of 8

Wow. Thank you. The GOLD package! 500 Club Membership, A tied knot COLLECTION, 10 gift names on the boat, and we'll make a £200.00 donation direct to our favourite charities. Free global delivery

£2,500 or more

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The Full Doubloons

Avast Ye! Poppet will come to meet you anywhere in the mainland UK. The full 888 reward package... plus you'll get to spend a day with the skipper and boat. You will get your own up-close tour of Poppet and get to hear about the adventure in person, take lots of photographs, and ask lots of questions like 'where will you anchor at night?' Includes a £500 donation direct to our charities

£5,000 or more

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Yo Ho Ho

Hold Fast! Poppet will come to meet you anywhere in the mainland UK. The full 888 reward package... plus you'll get to spend a day with the skipper and boat. You will get your own up-close tour of Poppet and get to hear about the adventure in person, take lots of photographs, and ask lots of questions like 'where is the toilet?' Includes a £1000 donation direct to our charities

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