Oct 29, 2014

Beachcat Round the World: Help funding Yvan Bourgnon - Last Day



-- Final Update : Funding finally reached 40k! 
--Update II: Only 700Euros left to complete the campaign. Link http://www.fosburit.com/projets/projet/yvan-bourgnon-derniere-ligne-droite-autour-du-monde/
--Update: The Campaign is at 92%, today is last day to help Yvan.--
We've been following Yvan's adventure since day 1. After his crew abandoned him, losing main sponsors and crashing his boat in Sri Lanka, Yvan is searching for funding to continue this epic voyage.

Help him through http://www.fosburit.com/projets/projet/yvan-bourgnon-derniere-ligne-droite-autour-du-monde/

Greg Touble from Forward Sailing comments: "He has set up a crowd funding campaign to reach 40.000€. There are still 2 weeks to go for this campaign, and he is at 50% - a bit more right now, so if you can share it would be great ! He still needs our help !

If he can find the missing 20.000€ he will continue.
He is actually in Sri Lanka to rebuild some pieces, and he must take a decision soon about hulls."


Check Yvan's log book past posts at http://www.catsailingnews.com/search/label/Beachcat%20Cruising

10 comments:

Peter said...

typical a cat sailor whinging about something. you cant lift you the hull of your light weight carbon fibre boat to insert a board. what a piss weak excuse to use as an example to not change the rule.

catsailingnews said...

???? Reading & Comprehension 101: Which part of leaving the boat flat in the ground while we need to take the trax back to the Club shore you don´t understand? No problem of lifting to insert from below, the problem is leaving the boat flat on the foils in the ground...

Peter said...

its an A class cat you can lift it with one arm or flip it on the beach take the boards out. hardly a 5 minute exercise. If you can afford a acat invest in some beach wheels maybe??? and if your foiling around properly you'll probably get more sailing time on the water because you wont capsize as much. If a cats keep this rule you will have two different fleets (already have three different Yardsticks!) loosen the foil rule and even the old boats will start catching the new ones. (ie the younger people like me that cant afford brand new over priced A cats )

Peter said...

and even so this is such a stupid excuse to not change the rule. its like an old/fat/lazy person saying you shouldnt be allowed to trapeze cause its to difficult for me

catsailingnews said...

"invest on a beach wheels"???? Are you actually reading what I wrote? .... Yeah, yeah Peter... whatever!?. Stop whining yourself a put on a proposal to change the rules. Cheers.

Peter said...

Sorry you call them 'traxs' I'm not the one whinging mate you posted this pathetic whinge on the main page hahha poofter

Cathode said...

Let's get ready to rumble ...

catsailingnews said...

Hey Peter. If the opinions written here are pure whining & pathetic? What the hell are you doing reading them? Go post your rants else where. Move on mate, you are the classic non wanted SA material. Cheers.

peter said...

the posts on this site are always great, but this one is stupid and i'm here to tell you that haha

catsailingnews said...

Ok thanks for your 'constructive' comments.... But you are really confusing the practical side of open the rules, which indeed can be a solution for development with the actual launch and returning to a tide varying coastline while sailing with nobody around.


It is not that 'stupid' simple doing the process while coming back from sailing, and capsizing the boat to remove foils, in the water or after dragging it some mtrs in the ground, to be able to leave the boat flat on the ground, for then going to look for the wheels.


As I remarked, this process on the FP is quite smooth, and it will the same here with the same tide problems on the helping crew. But the FP / Nacra will be a 1 time operation only the first day of sailing.


I know here at least 4 guys that just bought As that can assure you they don´t think at all that what I'm describing is stupid, they wouldn't be buying an A if they need to go through that 'simple stupid' process every time they go out.


Above all, we still have to see an improved solution over current legal foils insert over the top.


Dario's tests looks good, lets see them racing though.

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