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The  Victron Energy/ 9 Miles Project  Optimist  for The Great Optimist Race

The Victron Energy/ 9 Miles Project Optimist for The Great Optimist Race

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Support the Victron Energy/ Powersol 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 9Miles Project, a registered non-profit organisation that was founded in Cape Town in 2013. The project works with youth in coastal informal settlements and provides mentorship and support to the at-risk youth in the areas of Cape Town, Elands Bay, and St Francis Bay.

With Headquarters at Strandfontein Pavilion, Cape Town, the project is a haven and refuge for youth who have very few positive role models in their lives.


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


  • Oct 14, 2019 - R 200.00
  • "Forward and Upward!!" - Anonymous

  • Oct 10, 2019 - USD $ 6.92
  • "Best wishes for this beautiful cause and all the best in the race! Enjoy :)" - Lisa Simonetta

  • Oct 08, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "All the best guys! " - Carmen

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Donations to date

R 399.93

Fundraising target

R 10 000.00

The Great Optimist Race

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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.