Hi all. I am a former naval officer, currently, I am a professionally endorsed oceangoing chief mate (unlimited) and yacht master (unlimited). I give sailing trainings to individuals or groups onboard sailboats. I also work as a delivery captain.
My campaign focuses on lower income family children who live in rural areas of Turkey far from coast line. Who, have not getting on a sailboat, even who, in real life have not seen a sailing vessel. With this campaign, I will give them an opportunity to do a summer holiday in a lovely coast city of Marmaris while, for the first time meeting with a sailing boat, for the first time getting onboard, helming and learning basics of sailing. My campaign includes 5 day both land and seaway tour of Marmaris for 7 youngs between ages 14-16 (high school students). Needed 2100€ is for one programme with 7 youngs 5 day. If donation exceeds the requested amount then multiple weeks will be organized. For 1 young 300 € payment includes two way transfers from home town to Marmaris. First and last night hotel stays, 3 days sailing yacht overnight stays, 4 days sea voyage with a sailing yacht, all meals 3 times a day and local sightseen transports and also transports between sailing yacht-hotel.
This campaign aims giving a point of view about sailing sport and sailing yachts to that young and no opportunity children. Who knows, if we open a way of thinking for them and by this way, one day in the future they may become a recreational skipper and a sea voyager/lover or this short voyage may make them taking a decision becoming a professional seafarer or captain. Turkey has very long distance of sea coast and her population expected should be engaged with seaborn activities much but compaired with EU and other developed countries, for example, boat owned citizen numbers, both recreationally and professionally licenced seaman citizen numbers, in short, in totall, population percentages related wiht seaborn activities are vey low. Because general income is low, living is expensive. People can not afford for seaborn recreational activities like sailing. With this campaign I hope we will open a shining window to that our no opportunity youngs. With this campaign, I donate my time and my sailing training instructor wages. I use the campaign collected money for boat hire, for children's transfers, meals and hotel fees. If you pay 1 € you will probably be paying for 1 ice cream. If its 5 € then breakfast or dinner for one of our children. If 15 € then 1 day meals of one young. If 50 you probably paid for 2 way transfer of one young from home town to Marmaris. If 100€, then both 2 days hotel fees and all transports are paid for 1 young. If 170€, then 4 days sea voyage and sailing training period paid. If 300€ then whole 5 day full program paid by you for 1 young. Thanks for your interest and donations, helping to give an opportunity to one young for his/her probably first summer holiday and first sailing boat experience, unforgettable period with a sailing instruction.