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CROCS/ Sharkspotters Optimist for The Great Optimist Race

CROCS/ Sharkspotters Optimist for The Great Optimist Race

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Support the CROCS 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 Sharkspotters. Shark Spotters improves beach safety by applying innovative and responsible shark safety solutions that reduce the spatial overlap between people and sharks, thereby reducing the risk of a shark bite. We also provide emergency response in the event of a shark incident, as well as conduct cutting-edge applied research on shark behaviour and ecology, raise awareness about shark safety and conservation issues, and provide employment opportunities and skills development for shark spotters.

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


  • Oct 17, 2019 - R 300.00
  • "Go Rozario!" - Clare & Tony

  • Oct 16, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Let's go... RozariO!!" - Dave van B

  • Oct 16, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Have fun and thank you keeping swimmers safe!" - Ursula

  • Oct 16, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "good luck and enjoy the race" - Eugenie Skelton

  • Oct 16, 2019 - R 300.00
  • "Shark Spotters and partners for the win! Go Rozario!" - Alison & Morne

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Donations to date

R 1 000.00

Fundraising target

R 10 000.00

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.