Category Archives: Fundraising

A look back at 2016

Well, 2016 has certainly been a memorable year for Challenge Wales | Wales’ Tall Ship and before 2017 knocks on our porthole, we wanted to take a quick look back at the year. If you have missed some of our … Continue reading

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There’s still time to celebrate Wales’ 2016 Year of Adventure

In 2016, Wales has certainly positioned itself as the UK’s top adventure destination. For Visit Wales and the Welsh Government, 2016 was the ‘Year of Adventure’ bringing together people, venues & hospitality, Welsh destinations, Welsh activity providers and Ambassadors to … Continue reading

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Looking for an unusual Christmas Gift – Yule love this…

Christmas is now on the horizon…well-known stores have launched their emotional and expensive TV adverts to draw us in and get us commenting on social media, Christmas movies dominate some of the movie channels and with that famous red truck of the well-known soft drink making guest … Continue reading

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Over 1,500 boats and a fundraiser like no other – it’s Round the Island Race

At 0730hrs last Saturday, Challenge Wales was slipping the lines at West Cowes, Isle of Wight. In fact quite a few other boats were doing the same thing. There was the chit chatter of voices, there was the jangle of … Continue reading

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It’s Festival Time…. Pirates, Tall Ships, Parade of Sail and Challenge Wales

It’s that time of the year when our summer season is about to start. Summer doesn’t just mean sun (although we do hope we get some), it means welcoming young people onboard who are taking part in our sail training … Continue reading

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An exhilarating Christmas present

It seems just like last week that Challenge Wales was racing around the Isle of Wight in Round the Island Race. Since then (and that’s June…which was when we last blogged!) we’ve sailed to Belfast to be part of the … Continue reading

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Almost 1,600 boats, over 10,000 sailors and an unbeaten record for Challenge Wales

It was a 6am departure from the pontoon and a 7am race start on Saturday 27th June 2015. The sun shone brightly in Cowes and the force 4 wind was welcomed (seeing that last year there was pretty much no … Continue reading

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The Tide Is Turning thanks to public support

Last month Challenge Wales won the ITV Wales People’s Millions Award for our Turning the Tide project. Just over £40,000 was won to enable the charity to work with visually impaired and blind young people in 2014. It is certainly … Continue reading

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…And it will cost you nothing

Supporting Challenge Wales doesn’t always mean booking yourself onto one of our fundraising adult voyages (although they are great fun and most people who do that end up coming back again for more), but it can be simple things like … Continue reading

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What’s your 2013 Challenge? Race for Charity

Is it ‘time’ for your 2013 Challenge? Could it be the Rolex Fastnet Race? The 608 mile Rolex Fastnet Race takes place every other year and has the reputation of a gruelling, challenging race attracting worldwide entries, and is the highlight … Continue reading

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