IMAGINE: country girl sailing around the world!
It takes a village to raise a child.
You can do and be anything you want to be if you believe.
From the quiet beauty of a small French Caribbean village in Martinique where I grew up, we lived up those quotes daily not only to make ends meet but also to achieve better life expectations.
Being from the countryside, our parents, Guy and Marie, raised us (3girls and 4 boys) to be proud (of our origins) and strong (armed to handle life’s challenges as adults and go further than them in life).
My next life challenge: circumnavigate the globe in the upcoming 2019-20 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
It’s the world longest yacht race for amateurs daring enough to pursue and live a unique, extraordinary and mythical journey across the oceans.
My name is Dorine, I am 47. I have signed up to do the first leg of the race out of the UK.
Hungry for more and being a novice sailor, my approaching companies for sponsorship is yet to pay off.
More determined than ever, I have opted to turn to and rally behind me a unique, generous and unconditional team of individuals met on the internet and on the streets for this life changing challenge.
Individuals out there not afraid to take a leap into the unknown, embrace a total stranger unique adventure of self-discovery and become part of team of champions with real life-long connections.
Besides the books and movies of sea adventures of my childhood, the advanced training provided by Clipper Ventures is my only hands-on sailing experience.
Though our parents raised us to have greater expectations, most of the state educators were not expecting us to thrive beyond the local sugar canes and banana fields, unconsciously keeping alive instead of overturning a culture of inferiority complex.
The training has somehow resurrected the true sense of carefree adventure I experienced when roaming through the countryside with my band of brothers, sisters and cousins.
“The Clipper Race in one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance of test like no other”; Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to sail solo non-stop around the world, founded it.
Dear reader(s), with your backing and donations, the estimated extra £44 000.00 for the other legs, visas and vaccinations could be met, securing a berth for the entire race at the same time.
I am grateful that you have read me so far. Feel free to contact me for further information via e-mail: [email protected]
Once again, Dear Reader(s), thank you for showing interest in my quest. I would be honoured to have you on my team. A team of champions not afraid of manifesting the impossible and lead the way for a change and re-discovery of human nature:
“if we always choose comfort, we never learn the deepest capabilities of our mind or body”.