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The Blue Train Optimist for the Great Optimist Race.

The Blue Train Optimist for the Great Optimist Race.

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Support the Blue Train Optimist dinghy in The Great Optimist Race and help us not only make it first across the finishing line, but also onto the Fundraising Leaderboard.

We are raising funds for The Blue Train Park which has been in operation for more than 60 years. The property is approx 10,000m2, less than 25m from the Atlantic Ocean with a backdrop of Lions head, Signal Hill and Table Mountain. Now an iconic feature to Cape Town’s beautiful seaside landscape, this park with its miniature blue train captures the youthful fantasies of both young and old.

To donate to our campaign using Snapscan, please click here.

Donations

  • Oct 19, 2019 - R 4 210.22
  • "Now for the win!" - Blue Train

  • Oct 18, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck!" - David

  • Oct 17, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "It doesn't matter how slow you go, as long as you don't stop!" - Big Al

  • Oct 17, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Pain is temporary, glory is forever " - Sean

  • Oct 17, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Good Luck Sean & Cornelis from the members of The Rotary Club of Sea Point" - THE ROTARY CLUB OF SEA POINT

  • Oct 17, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Full steam ahead" - Steven Edge

  • Oct 17, 2019 - R 277.61
  • "Failure is not an option" - Dean

  • Oct 17, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Good luck Corndog" - Wayne

  • Oct 17, 2019 - R 50.00
  • "Good luck Corny! ????????" - Nicole

  • Oct 17, 2019 - USD $ 52.60
  • "Target reached" - Christian

  • Oct 17, 2019 - USD $ 10.52
  • "Persistence is key" - Christian

  • Oct 17, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Name and shame always works" - Richard cornish

  • Oct 16, 2019 - USD $ 140.00
  • "les mouettes ont pieds il est temps de virer" - Ouwehand

  • Oct 16, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Brilliant charity!" - Choc

  • Oct 16, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Snapscan" - Belinda Murray

  • Oct 16, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Snapscan" - Stijn Smolders

  • Oct 15, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Goodluck <3" - Tyla

  • Oct 15, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck Corny! " - Mosh

  • Oct 15, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck. Enjoy the day." - Ken Kilpin

  • Oct 15, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Go Corny! " - Kyle Oosthuizen

  • Oct 15, 2019 - USD $ 14.22
  • "Go get em you French Beast! " - @AdrianTweetSki

  • Oct 15, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "All the best , looks like great fun!" - Larina

  • Oct 15, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "Best of luck!" - Steve Good

  • Sep 30, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Good luck Corny ????" - Ryan Anderson

  • Sep 26, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "Good Luck Sean!! Best wishes Gavin Schachat" - Gavin Schachat

  • Sep 26, 2019 - R 257.05
  • "Good luck Cornelis !! Best wishes Gavin Schachat" - Gavin Schachat

  • Sep 23, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Good Luck Corny " - George Miltiadou

  • Sep 23, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "you go Corny" - Mathieu Labaki

  • Sep 22, 2019 - USD $ 67.01
  • "Come on Cornelis ! Etel will support your Optimist / Dinghy !" - Junior

  • Sep 20, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "GOOD LUCK CORNY AND SEAN....BRILLIANT IDEA!" - CARMINA AND TORTI

  • Sep 19, 2019 - USD $ 21.59
  • "Love this! Good luck Nelis! " - Crayg

  • Sep 19, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck, Corny! Go be great ????" - Sam

  • Sep 19, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Goodluck" - Cornelis

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 21 615.47

Fundraising target

R 10 000.00
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The Great Optimist Race

The Great Optimist Race Logo

The  Great Optimist Race 2019  will be held during the Cape Town International Boat Show, on October 19th.  Between 35 and 40 Optimist Children’s dinghies will be raced by adults ( Celebrities, Medical Survivors & Captains of Industry)  not only for glory, but also to raise money and awareness for the charity of their choice . The Race will be a FANTASTIC and UNIQUE fundraising event , spreading Optimism and Hope across so many sectors. All the funds raised by each boat will be split between The Little Optimist Trust and the charity supported by that boat. 

The event will take place at the V & A Waterfront so come down to support your boat and see who walks away with the coveted trophy.

 Please donate and BackaBoat by selecting the boat and charity you would like to support.   Challenge your friends and corporates to match or better your donation, and help us to help other people.