Danny Sunkel
Campaigned postphoned
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8:39PM 13th Dec 12

As many of you are aware its been relatively straight forward securing a fantastic family of product sponsors but very hard chasing cash sponsors in tough financial times. We have built a state of the art boat but still have considerable costs to cover and the delays have meant that we have not completed the testing and preparation that we feel we need to do to give value to existing sponsors.

As a team we have discussed many a time, that many of the other ocean rowing challenges that had major issues or failed often did so because they did not have sufficient time on the water and preparation, We do not want to make the same mistake.

With the weather window looming fast we believe that the best thing to do is to delay the campaign to ensure we are fully prepared.

We are working through the options of which there are many. Some of which include:

  • delay of 12 months and undertake the same challenge
  • delay six months and swap order of the two crossings, so Australia to NZ and then NZ to Australia
  • Entry into 2014 pacific race from California to Hawaii 
  • and a couple of other idea's we are mulling over and open to other idea's

I hope you all respect the decision to postpone and the reasons why.

I would like to thank those people and organisations that have provided contribution thus far.

If you would like to be involved further whether its in working with us to reformat the challenge or know someone else that we should be talking to then I would love to hear from you.

Regards

Danny Sunkel
021 777 591
Ocean Rowing for Cancer Charitable Trust

COMMENTS (1)

Can put your pic on my web site with a hyperlink to your sight using the boat builders pis side on view with rower.

Communicate by e-mail. Would have preferred to communicated via e-mail . Web site will be advised by e-mail.

Cheers

Comment by: oceancruiser oceancruiser at 5:53PM 14/1/2013
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So are you still walking around like that?? I'm not sure how long I could cope with it.
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Info on the Ocean Rowing for Cancer Charitable Trusts Donation Policy and update on Donations is available on our donations page.
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Can put your pic on my web site with a hyperlink to your sight using the boat builders pis side on view with rower. Communicate by e-mail. Would have preferred to communicated via e-mail . Web site

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