Remember when sponsorship was going around to your neighbours and asking them to give you a penny per mile in the school fun-run? Sometimes sponsorship is not about brand awareness and ROI, sometimes it’s about giving something back. We got the following letter from David Bird, and thought it should get some attention. Anyone who is mad enough to do the Three Peaks Yacht Race 10 times deserves something…
Guess what!! I’m doing the Three Peaks Yacht Race, again, this year, it’s my tenth time. I thought it about time I gave something back to the sport by helping those less able than myself by raising as much as I can for RYA Sailability.
To help generate as much as possible I’ve set up a page on
This will get some tax back and increase any donations. So please give generously. This way the contribution goes straight to Sailability.
Look out for us on threepeaksyachtrace.co.uk. Our team is called ‘Team Last Inn’. The wrinklies trophy is out of our range, one crew member is only 21, so we’re seriously challenging for the Last Inn cup this year. The race will be followed by trackers again.
PS We’re hoping to take two disabled runners with us this year and are still looking for sponsors for the boat!!
Just in case you need reminding of the scale of the challenge… Teams comprise 3 sailors and 2 runners, and their aim is to sail from Barmouth on the Welsh coast to Fort William in Scotland, via Caernarfon and Whitehaven, climbing to the summits of Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis on the way. (The athletes cycle from Whitehaven into Ennerdale and run up and down Scafell Pike from there.)
In total this is 389 miles of difficult coastal sailing, 18 miles of cycling and 72 miles of running, with 14,000 feet of ascent to reach the highest points in Wales, England and Scotland.