Friday, August 28, 2009

sail on, sailor girl...

You may have noticed this banner in my sidebar over the past week or so and I thought I'd just do a little post to explain it as it is getting down to the wire...

that lovely lady is Emily Richmond and she is on a mission to raise funds for her solo-world-circumnavigation-extravaganza. When I found out about this project I thought it was so very cool that one 24 year old gal was ready and willing to do this all by her lonesome. here is a little more about what she is doing:


the plan.
circumnavigating the world by boat: 24,000 miles in 24 months.

EXPLORE remote towns in far-away lands.

CONNECT with people from various cultures. interact, document, give.

CONSERVE energy by utilizing alternatives like wind and solar power. research and promote developing initiatives in sustainability around the world.

the route.
Below is the planned route for the trip. A more detailed itinerary with specific ports and mileage markers will be uploaded closer to departure. For now, this is a rough outline for how to move through the world in 24 months while navigating the various oceans at the proper weather windows" ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT so make a pledge here

Do you too think this an incredible mission?! Do you want Emily to reach her goal? Do you have a few spare dollars burning a hole in your virtual pocket? then, by all means, go visit her site and make a little pledge!! did I mention there are incentives?? well...there are! AND you can read this splendid post by Miss Laura Jane Faulds of to learn about the newest of these incentives.

Ok, I'll stop bugging you now (but don't forget to pledge here) - have a great weekend everyone!!

PS: I couldn't help myself from posting this uber-cheesey Rod Stewart  "Sailing" video in honor of this boatcentric post. He must have spent a fortune on makeup back then...yikes.

***UPDATE***Thanks to everyone who helped Emily reach her goal!!


june said...

cool plan!


Audrey Leighton said...

very inspirational!


Isa said...

such an interesting plan!
I love people who take risks, it really is what makes life.


caroussel said...

Have you read about this?

13 year old girl who wants to sail around the world.

I guess it's all the rage these days.

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