My name is Ange Smith and to celebrate my 50th birthday, which was in August, I wanted an experience that was both physically and mentally challenging, adventurous and would take me totally out of my comfort zone. I am, therefore, taking on the ultimate sailing experience as a novice crew member, racing Challenger 3 across the Atlantic in the ARC 2018. The last time I did any sailing was when I was 22 when I went on the Sir Winston Churchill!!
I thought that whilst I was undertaking this challenge it would be good to do some fundraising and raise money for a good cause. The charity I have chosen is the Tall Ships Youth Trust which help enable young people to have a similar life changing experience.
If anyone taking part in the ARC 2018 or ARC2018+ would like to donate they can do this online; the link to donate to the Tall Ships Youth Trust is: https://www.givepenny.com/tallshipscrew_arc_2018_sailing_challenge
I am really excited about this trip especially after our training weekend where it was great to meet some of the crew. Attached is a photo from the weekend.
Looking forward to seeing you all in Las Palmas