Three River Serpents Tahitian Challenge

by Three River Serpents. in Durham, England, United Kingdom


raised in 238 days



To develop the Outrigging arm of our Dragonboat Club and actively encourage wider participation in health and wellbeing through team sports

by Three River Serpents. in Durham, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The extra money would allow the Team to purchase additional safety equipment and resources.

The Three River Serpents have been lucky enough to receive a beautiful Polynesian canoe under the Great Britain Outrigger Canoe Association (GBOCA) Va'a Grant Program. 

The canoe is a great addition to an already thriving Paddling club, opening up new opportunities for people to train, be part of a team and to race together from the North Sea to the South Pacific and everywhere in between!  

To raise money to pay for the portion of the canoe that was not covered by the grant and, to further develop our club and the Outrigger Program we, as a club, are endeavouring to retrace the 11014.62mile journey (17726.32km) that our beautiful Polynesian canoe travelled from Tahiti to Durham. 

We aim to complete the voyage by any self-propelling means possible, like, running, cycling, paddling, rowing, ergoing, walking, climbing, etc, No engines, no motors, no mechanics, just human effort!   From the South Pacific, her journey crossed the Equator, passed through the Panama Canal, across the Atlantic Ocean, through the English Channel to the North Sea, before she finally arrived in Durham on the River Wear.

We would welcome your support in the form of a pledge and in return you can watch our progress over the next few weeks and/or, choose to take up one of the rewards listed below. 

Alternatively, we would also love to invite you to join us on our journey.  To do this, simply pledge, like and share our facebook page, and then pledge us your self-propelled miles too (send us your Strava logs or digital display photos).  In these unsettling times of Covid 19, what better way to enjoy the many health benefits of physical activity than as part of a team, and not just any team! The Three River Serpents, renowned for team spirit by their fellow crews up and down the country! 

The challenge is built on top of our initial 'Flying Fish' challenge which we successfully completed in a record time of 10 days raising our first £1000. To hit our 'all or nothing' target of £5000, Crowdfunder have allowed us to extend our deadline date to the 19th July, giving you that little bit more time to pledge your support. 

When it's all over, and you have helped to bring our canoe home, we hope to warmly welcome you to enjoy the exhilaration of outrigging and dragon boating on the water in Durham.

Let's make 'Three River Serpents Tahitian Challenge' happen

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