Sail for a Cause: spirit of generosity

Saturday 11th June 2016

 

Having raised €100,000 last year for the first edition, the Principality geared up again for Sail for a Cause on Saturday 11th June 2016, organised under the patronage of Pierre Casiraghi.

Initiated by Leticia de Massy and Paula Obligi, president of LeSpot.net, a private network of Parisian ladies, this friendly regatta’s aim is to raise funds to help children and youngsters from Antananarivo (Madagascar) and Buenos Aires (Argentina) reintegrate into society.

Over a hundred people responded to the invitation.

 

Three highlights

For the weekend, 20 captains competed in a friendly regatta on J/70 boats generously made available to them by Yacht Club de Monaco members. It set the tone for two activities on shore, a shuffleboard competition (pushing weighted discs to make them go as far as possible) and a giant waterslide speed contest set up on the front of the Club’s building. Just three of many activities on a day when generosity, elegance and fair-play reigned under the watchful eye of etiquette expert Princess Camilla de Bourbon-Siciles.

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Mobilisation for two projects

In 2015, Sail for a Cause raised €100,000 for two associations: la Maison Notre Dame de Paix and Monaco Collectif Humanitaire. The funds paid for life-saving operations on sick children all over the world.

The funds raised for this 2nd Sail for a Cause will help more than 1,500 children in need via two projects. The first is called Sandatra and supports children living on the street in Madagascar through four NGOs. They are working to reintegrate them through educational programmes and vocational training to improve their long-term prospects.

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The other project is in Argentina. Called LUZ, the aim is to develop cultural, sports and arts programmes to combat problems with drugs, violence, poverty and marginalisation of young people living in slums.

 

On Saturday evening, the event ended in style with a party enjoyed by all in the knowledge of a job well done for a good cause. The prize for the winning team in the regatta is an outing on Tuiga, the Yacht Club de Monaco’s flagship which will make her first official outing for the season on 25th June at the Fête de la Mer which is open to all pleasure boat owners.

 

Sail for a Cause: spirit of generosity

Saturday 11th June 2016

 

Having raised €100,000 last year for the first edition, the Principality geared up again for Sail for a Cause on Saturday 11th June 2016, organised under the patronage of Pierre Casiraghi.

Initiated by Leticia de Massy and Paula Obligi, president of LeSpot.net, a private network of Parisian ladies, this friendly regatta’s aim is to raise funds to help children and youngsters from Antananarivo (Madagascar) and Buenos Aires (Argentina) reintegrate into society.

Over a hundred people responded to the invitation.

 

Three highlights

For the weekend, 20 captains competed in a friendly regatta on J/70 boats generously made available to them by Yacht Club de Monaco members. It set the tone for two activities on shore, a shuffleboard competition (pushing weighted discs to make them go as far as possible) and a giant waterslide speed contest set up on the front of the Club’s building. Just three of many activities on a day when generosity, elegance and fair-play reigned under the watchful eye of etiquette expert Princess Camilla de Bourbon-Siciles.

_JP16803@juliopiatti

Mobilisation for two projects

In 2015, Sail for a Cause raised €100,000 for two associations: la Maison Notre Dame de Paix and Monaco Collectif Humanitaire. The funds paid for life-saving operations on sick children all over the world.

The funds raised for this 2nd Sail for a Cause will help more than 1,500 children in need via two projects. The first is called Sandatra and supports children living on the street in Madagascar through four NGOs. They are working to reintegrate them through educational programmes and vocational training to improve their long-term prospects.

.

The other project is in Argentina. Called LUZ, the aim is to develop cultural, sports and arts programmes to combat problems with drugs, violence, poverty and marginalisation of young people living in slums.

 

On Saturday evening, the event ended in style with a party enjoyed by all in the knowledge of a job well done for a good cause. The prize for the winning team in the regatta is an outing on Tuiga, the Yacht Club de Monaco’s flagship which will make her first official outing for the season on 25th June at the Fête de la Mer which is open to all pleasure boat owners.