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First Women to Swim the Shannon

Posted by Colin Becker 
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First Women to Swim the Shannon
09 May, 2019 09:24
Greetings,

We’ve had a request from a group of women who are planning to swim the length of the Shannon in August starting at Dowra and ending in Limerick

They are looking for sponsorship for the event to raise funds for A Lust for Life and the Irish Cancer Society.

In particular, they are looking for someone to lend them or sponsor the hire of two boats to accompany the swimmers to provide accommodation and to be used for comfort and rest stops.
Even better if the owners are willing to come along as skippers. I think even if they could get a boat for part of the trip it would be a help.

Full details of the event are in the documents attached below.

If you are interested in helping, please make contact with them directly.

Best Wishes,

Colin,
GMY Chang Sha
FloBeolettter.pdf
SponsorshipLevel2019.pdf
Re: First Women to Swim the Shannon
09 May, 2019 10:15
Sounds great. They will also need two support ribs to transport them to/from the support cruisers and in particular to control passing traffic and keep them safe in the channel during the busiest time of the season for leisure traffic.
Re: First Women to Swim the Shannon
09 May, 2019 10:42
I think they have sub-aqua clubs and the like organised for that purpose. What they want is the accommodation piece.

They could hire boats but it's high season so presumably a bit pricey and that eats into the sponsorship takings.

Colin
GMY Chang Sha
Re: First Women to Swim the Shannon
09 May, 2019 13:14
Quote:
Colin Becker
I think they have sub-aqua clubs and the like organised for that purpose. What they want is the accommodation piece.
They could hire boats but it's high season so presumably a bit pricey and that eats into the sponsorship takings.

Colin
GMY Chang Sha

Understand. A few years ago we assisted DAPFS charity row of the Shannon as a crew boat and virtual wind breaker, but some of the hire companies also gave them free use of a boat as a means of sponsorship and support (DAPFS=Dublin Airport Police and Fire Service). They rowed from Lough Allen to Foynes in less than 72hrs with only 12 rowers, 4 on, 8 off on rest alternating every hour.

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