Sailing is my life

Update posted by Mariya Ognivenko On Jun 26, 2020

On 9th June 2020, I bought the boat of my dreams!

I cannot believe I did it exactly in one year!

Over and over again, I am convinced that, if you focus on your goal or dream, it comes true, earlier than you expect.

I managed to buy it half price because the price was reduced on the online shop of Laser Performance UK and a big thanks for the good discount Simon Ogden could arrange for me

It needs 5 weeks to come from its manufacturer LASER PERFORMANCE LLC, United Kingdom, to Cyprus.

AND WE’LL BE PARTYING SOON🎉💥🔥🌟

I will post the comments and wishes as I had promised for everyone who has been involved in my project “Sailing is my life” on a new boat, upon her arrival.

How was it?!- Not easy, I had different feelings and a great experience!

For a whole year, I have worked 3 times a week till 23:00 to earn some extra money, I managed to start studying for an MBA at the University of Nicosia and I drove from Limassol to Nicosia to have classes 3 times a week and I DIDN’T STOP sailing trainings with the Limassol Nautical Club… it has been a crazy year, but it was totally worth it and everything became possible.

Slowly-slowly, step by step I added money to my project, and I had great support from my friends and even from people I didn’t know and never met. It gave me huge energy, power not to stop, to not make excuses and to go till the end.

Thanks for this!

But the most difficult thing was to see how many people, my project, has annoyed, especially people very close to me, from whom I did not expect it. When I realized this, I thought - maybe that’s why people don’t start and don’t continue with what they want, dream about and love to do something ... they don’t get the support from the people they expect, and I don’t mean financially. They are simply afraid to stay alone with their goal, their dream. And they are afraid that they themselves will not cope when difficulties appear on the way.

When I felt this, I asked myself - if I was alone, would I still want this? For example, if everyone and everything is against me, do I want it? The answer was -Yes Maria, this is YOUR dream! Negativity should not stop you,

I realized that 70% of people who knew about the funds I was raising didn’t read it at all, but they were always interested, in what the amount I had collected from people was. In my project it was written - I started to work extra time to earn money for the boat of my dreams and if you want, you can participate.

Some were asking why I needed a boat and why new one. Why I don’t do this or that instead… It’s the same if I had asked “Why do you spend your money on traveling or in restaurants or jewelry or a car you want… why don’t you spend money on things which are necessary?

It was also an opportunity for very good feedback- Some people told me I’m motivator and they want to start doing things they dream about, and they tell me their ideas and plans, like opening a sweet shop, a children shelter, or buying a house…. I’m pleased that my example inspires them, and their dream can come true!


Our soul, our internal forces do not have age. While we are alive, we still have a chance to rise higher - to take at least one more height on the path of our spiritual ascent. Do not wait for better times - the best time can be only one. It is called NOW!


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Maria well done for achieving your goal, buying a new laser boat. It’s amazing to see how passionate you are about Sailing in the sea. It’s really nice to see someone push so hard every day on the water. As you said in your gogetfunding campaign you feel free and I'm really glad that more people sharing sailing spirits. I’m sure you’ll enjoy your sailing moments with the new boat. You are a great example, that sailing is for everyone and every one surly enjoys its amazing gift we have in Cyprus. Summer is all year round, everybody can sail all year round and you proved that and proving it every day! Keep up good work and you proved it that when you are dreaming its possible. JUST DO IT

Pavlos Kontides

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Sail away is my wish xx

Anna Mpreka

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Let the waves show you the way!

Petros Roussos

Backed with €25.00 On Jul 23, 2020

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Хочу пожелать попутного ветра во всех начинаниях. Очень приятно что ты так настойчива в достижении своей цели и тебе действительно нравится парусный спорт. Жить у моря и заниматься парусом просто бесценно! Пусть твой досуг на воде дарит тебе положительный заряд и вдохновляет на новые не менее амбициозные цели!

Maksim Grishchev

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I always cherish those, who has passion in life. So great that now you have your own boat, enjoy!

Alexandra Malysheva

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I just wish you, enjoy your boat to the maximum and keep sailing all your life! Sailing Coach of Famagusta Nautical Club

Harris Tsolis

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Let the sea, set you free

Fedonas Makris

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Another day, another bay!

Andreas Chr Christoforou & Andrie Kypridemou

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Μαρία, να χαρείς το νέο σου σκάφος και να έχεις πολλές επιτυχίες και νίκες. Προπονητής Ιστιοπλοΐας ΝΟΛ

Teo Danezis

Backed On Jul 23, 2020 Amount Hidden

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Being a „sea-addict“ myself, I can fully understand and share your passion 😉. Happy sailing, and as we say in German: Mast und Schotbruch, und immer eine handbreit Wasser unter dem Kiel!

Thomas Reppenhagen

Backed with €10.00 On Jul 22, 2020

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