BVI - March 2011
Team WAVE will once again be competing in the 40th Anniversary of the BVI Spring Regatta, racing to raise awareness and help make a difference in the fight against domestic violence globally.
We will be racing aboard a boat kindly donated by Rob Swain Sailing School. Our entry fee has generously been waived by the BVI Regatta Committee. Our goal is to raise funds to donate 100 percent to The Family Support Network, a non-profit organization that offers shelter and support for victims of domestic violence in the BVI.
Team WAVE is a multinational crew of talented offshore women sailors who have been competing on the Caribbean circuit for many years, meeting with Women’s Support Networks on each island to see how we can make a difference. In 2006, Team WAVE won our Class and Division in the Centennial Newport-Bermuda Race coming 12th overall out of 250 boats and being the first women in the 100 year history of the race to do so. We raced the well loved Frers 49 'Synergy' again in the Heineken Regatta with owner Lea de Haas, who did a fantastic job of driving the boat and the fundraising effort with the help of the St Maarten Yacht Club who kindly waived the entry fee. Team WAVE raised and donated $2500 to Safe Haven of St Maarten, and we hope to be able to do the same for the BVI Family Support Network. With the fantastic support from the community and Rob Swain Sailing School enabling us to race to raise awareness, we hope to reach our goals.
Team WAVEs goal is to highlight the need to support mistreated women locally and internationally. Team WAVE’s Founder Val Doan states, "There is a worldwide epidemic of violence against women, whether through domestic abuse, rampant rape or exploitation in war torn and third world countries. By competing with our all-female crew we are racing to raise awareness and hope to help do our part by raising funds and bringing into focus a global awakening to this worldwide epidemic."
Ways you can contribute:
See one of our team members to make a monetary donation, or to donate goods/services to Family Support Network of the BVI
Purchase one of our TEAM WAVE wristbands
Drop off clothing you no longer wear for those women and children in need
ALL FUNDS COLLECTED GO DIRECTLY TO FAMILY SUPPORT NETWORK.
Contact Val Doan for more information:
email@example.com or call 284 543-2586.