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Vato_Robinson_Sailing

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2 talented sailors and an unmissable opportunity.

Siyanda Vato and Michaela Robinson have qualified to compete in the 2021 Double Handed Mixed Offshore World Sailing Championships.

The Race:

The event will be held in Italy in September 2021 and pits the best offshore sailors in the world against each other. It is sailed on a high-performance foiling keelboat called a Figaro 3 and will be a gruelling test of teamwork, endurance and perseverance.

The race’s concept is simple: it’s a round-the-clock pursuit of competitive edge in a series of legs along the coast of Italy.

The Team:

Siyanda Vato (27), originally from Chesterville in Kwa-Zulu Natal, started sailing at a young age in Durban and is now a high-performance race navigator on the local and international circuit. Siya also built a formidable Cape2Rio 2020 campaign which achieved notable success.

Michaela Robinson (21) is from Carletonville, Gauteng, and is a two-time sailing World Champion. She also lacks no offshore racing prowess, placing in the top 5 in the three Cape2Rio Yacht Races in which she has participated.  She was the skipper of the all-student team in the 2020 race in which they placed first overall in their class.

We are two extremely passionate sailors with a wide range of skills and experience that will hold us in good stead to compete at the highest level. We aim to bring back a credible result, and vault forward on our offshore-sailing campaign.

 

The Message:

If we can demonstrate that we can overcome radically unfavourable odds to achieve our goals, then we hope that this will demonstrate that people’s background, age, gender, race or circumstances should never affect their dreams.

 

Where You Come In:

Due to the impact of the pandemic, efforts to find partners or sponsors were stymied. Thus, we are appealing to the public to contribute any amount to help us to get our campaign funding over the line.

 

 

 

Donations

  • Sep 14, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Make the most of every opportunity in life! Wish you all the best!

    " - Gavin and Debbie

  • Aug 27, 2021 - USD $ 33.48
  • "Awesome Siya! So excited for the both of you." - Kelly & Jo

  • Aug 26, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Enormously proud of you!

    " - Ben and Laetitia Mienie

  • Aug 24, 2021 - USD $ 66.01
  • "Your boat is beautiful and love how you have taken SA and all the SYC friends with you. We are behind you all the way!!" - The Smith Family

  • Aug 17, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "

    Make SYC and your friends proud!

    " - The Browns

  • Aug 16, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Fair winds and good luck

    " - Just About

  • Aug 16, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Go for it

    " - Sailbenoni.com

  • Aug 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing you all the best of luck!! Go for it." - Volker Muenster

  • Aug 12, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "Go forth and conquer!" - The Tiquins

  • Aug 12, 2021 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Awesome stuff guys, so excited for you!! Good luck xx" - Victoria Marshall

  • Aug 12, 2021 - R 5 000.00
  • "

    Make SA Proud

    " - Stilbaai Yacht Club

  • Aug 11, 2021 - R 2 500.00
  • "Best of Luck!! Give it Horns!" - Fox Signage

  • Aug 11, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "All the very best to you both" - Fiona Greggor

  • Aug 06, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "All the best guys. Full send as usual." - Brad & Alexa

  • Aug 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck .. enjoy every minute" - OHara

  • Aug 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck" - Barry

  • Aug 05, 2021 - R 800.00
  • "Full send guys! Boiis on tour!!" - The Johnstons

  • Aug 05, 2021 - USD $ 1 392.62
  • "May the sea and wind Gods be good to you. Love from all of us Michaela x" - Fairy Godmother

  • Aug 02, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck Siya and Michaela" - Brett & Monika Clark

  • Jul 31, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Wishing you both an incredible journey." - Jenni Da Costa

  • Jul 29, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Hope to see u down there :) " - Sophie

  • Jul 29, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Go for it!

    " - Ouma and Oupa

  • Jul 28, 2021 - USD $ 337.90
  • "Michaela and Siyanda wish you good luck. Dobierzcie sie im do du…" - Dutchman’s Wife

  • Jul 28, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Goodluck ️" - Charlie Hammick

  • Jul 28, 2021 - USD $ 6.76
  • "Good luck, you will do SA proud!" - Joshua Muller

  • Jul 28, 2021 - USD $ 67.58
  • "Go win that race!" - M Carragher

  • Jul 28, 2021 - R 5 000.00
  • "Just go have a blast and bliksem them. " - Dutchman

  • Jul 27, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Best of luck to you both! " - Jem

  • Jul 25, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck mics " - Cam

  • Jul 24, 2021 - R 5 000.00
  • "Go make SA and us proud at the World Champs, Siya and Michaela." - Craig

  • Jul 23, 2021 - R 450.00
  • "Goodluck !" - Gerhard

  • Jul 23, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Go get 'em! " - Kate

  • Jul 23, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Best wishes to you both - we think you are fab-u-lous!" - The Krause's

  • Jul 23, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go team! " - VPM properties

  • Jul 22, 2021 - USD $ 34.29
  • "Good luck!" - Ian Watkins

  • Jul 22, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Congratulations and so very well done. I think I am more excited than you just at the thought of following this amazing adventure. I so love adventures. You guys are going to be amazing!!!" - Cheryll Brendon and Justin

  • Jul 22, 2021 - USD $ 20.00
  • "Good luck :)" - Tim

  • Jul 22, 2021 - USD $ 68.57
  • "Good luck! Bring back awesome stories and then tell the world to inspire them" - Saskia

  • Jul 22, 2021 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Congratulations to you both, from Canada" - Janice McLeod

  • Jul 22, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Enjoy the journey" - Anonymous

  • Jul 22, 2021 - USD $ 13.71
  • "Well done and all the best!! x" - Harriet Scott

  • Jul 22, 2021 - USD $ 68.57
  • "They’ve chosen the best to represent us." - H23 Noni Mouse

  • Jul 22, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "Good luck Siya and Michaela" - Clint & Emma Hall

  • Jul 22, 2021 - USD $ 34.29
  • "Good luck michaela " - Holly Scott

  • Jul 22, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Onwards and upwards :)" - Simon Jones

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Donations to date

R 68 795.25

Fundraising target

R 155 000.00
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My name is Michaela from Carletonville, Gauteng,

2 talented sailors : 1 once in a lifetime opportunity.

Siyanda Vato and Michaela Robinson, both from vastly different backgrounds, have qualified to compete in the Double Handed Mixed Offshore World Sailing Championships. An event that pits the best sailors in the world against each other. The race serves as the ultimate test of teamwork, endurance and perseverance.

Unfortunately, due to the impact of the current pandemic, finding partners or sponsors to fund our entire campaign
is no longer an option. Thus, we are appealing to the public to contribute any amount to help us get to Italy.