Press release - SailingChallenge4MS
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press release - SailingChallenge4MS
SAILINGCHALLENGE4MS – RUBEN DONNÉ SAILS
SOLO ACROSS THE ATLANTIC TO CONCURE MS
RUBEN CHALLENGES YOU: CONQUER THE OCEAN - CONQUER MS
On the first of October 2016 Ruben Donné sets sail from Newport, Belgium to Cape Town,
South Africa, including a stop in Salvador, Brazil.
7818 nautical miles, 3 continents, 60 days alone on board a 6.5 meter boat.
“It will be a battle of man versus nature. I will be completely self-dependent: navigating the route,
adjusting sails, making repairs and monitoring traffic/ weather information. The extreme living
conditions of me against Mother Nature are a challenge; I want to find out how I will react under
these circumstances. Leaving my comfort zone and pushing myself to achieve the goal: sail
across the Atlantic Ocean.”
YOU’RE CHALLENGED! You can become part of this adventure. Through his website
(www.sailingchallenge4ms.com) you can BuyAmile4MS: you decide which nautical mile you
buy (7818 nautical miles in total). Once Ruben has reached your specific mile, he will send you a
message to confirm that the challenge is successfully completed. (10 euro per nautical mile)
Or YourNameOnMySail: by writing your name on Ruben his sail, you navigate with him in this
great adventure, from the North Sea across the Atlantic Ocean, through the Doldrums via Brazil
to Cape Town.
Ruben his motivation…
“I want to put Multiple Sclerosis on the map by bringing a positive and unique story. This way I
raise funding to help find a cure for this disease. People living with MS today have no chance to
heal. My dad has MS.”
“Every contribution makes a difference. Can you find yourself in this story? Then help me tell it.
You support to challenge others makes the difference! – Challenge accepted?”
More info: www.sailingchallenge4ms.com