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Matt & Rivaldo 420 Worlds 2019

Matt & Rivaldo 420 Worlds 2019

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Hey there everyone! My name is Matt Ashwell and I am a 15 yr old sailor from Cape Town. In December 2018, I attended the African Optimist Sailing Champs where, through hard work and determination, I surprised myself by managing to win! At the prize-giving ceremony, I was approached by Nuno Reis, a Sail Center Director in the Portuguese town of Vilamoura. He offered an incredible opportunity... an entry into the 420 World Championships 2019, to be held in Vilamoura. 

I came home thinking about how I was going to find a suitable crew mate to campaign on the 420 with me. From the word 'go', I knew who I would have liked it to be... but was he willing?

Hi! My name is Rivaldo Arendse and I'm 16 yrs old. I was born in Cape Town and live in Dunoon, a settlement on the outskirts of the Mother City. I was introduced to sailing at the age of 10, and it has been what I've lived for ever since. I met Matt at the sailing club one day, and having the same passion, we became great friends. Recently, Matt asked me to crew for him which I happily accepted. 

We have been training extremely hard for this event which is taking place in July. The realisation of this dream is dependant on raising sufficient funding. Please help us realise our dream! :)

Donations

  • May 17, 2019 - R 2 500.00
  • "You guys sound like a formidable team !! Good luck !" - Grandpa Pete & Marlene

  • May 15, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "Good luck Matt & Rivaldo !!!" - Heather & Robin

  • May 06, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Enjoy the experience. All you have to do is put your heart into it." - JUST BE YOU

  • May 03, 2019 - R 438.75
  • "Sail hard and play hard .... have fun guys" - Anonymous

  • Apr 29, 2019 - USD $ 73.19
  • "Best of luck from Bermuda!" - The Ringsted

  • Apr 29, 2019 - R 410.00
  • "The Awesome twosome. Go fly the flag!!" - Max

  • Apr 26, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Go for it ! Best regards and good luck from the Scheder-Bieschin Family" - Felix

  • Apr 26, 2019 - R 1 000.00
  • "So exciting! Wishing you well Matt and Rivaldo!" - Gary and Jenny

  • Apr 26, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "Super proud of you both. You wonderful attitudes open doors for you both " - Pete and Sally

  • Apr 25, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck, enjoy and congratulations" - Christine & Topher

  • Apr 25, 2019 - USD $ 36.42
  • "Congrats Matt and Rivaldo! Go get ‘em!" - Kate Lorentz

  • Apr 25, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Matt, Rivaldo, it has been a pleasure sailing with you both. You are skilled, hard working sailors and I know you can make a big impression on this event. Best of luck. " - Alan Cargill

  • Apr 24, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Embrace every awesome moment" - Dee

  • Apr 24, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Go for Gold boys. I know you can do it!!! Living your dreams...." - Helena

  • Apr 14, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "This could be the beginning of a 2024 Olympic entry. I believe in you boys. Poised for success!!" - Jo

  • Mar 27, 2019 - USD $ 21.89
  • "Good luck and Gods blessings! " - Tabea

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 12 350.28

Fundraising target

R 40 000.00
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Matt & Rivaldo Worlds Cause

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Matt & Rivaldo have been offered a wildcard entry into the 2019 420 Worlds to be held in Villamoura, Spain in early July. 
Please help us raise funds to get them there. Funds are needed for flights, entry fee, training etc.