Raffling a brand new 34ft Hanse for a charity was a bold but successful fundraising initiative from Windcraft.
With fantastic support from our owners club, our contractors, suppliers and the wider boating community our yacht raffles have raised well over $400,000 for two charities
The raffle campaign was inspired by ‘Harry’, a child living with a very rare disorder. His story makes it clear how vital financial support for Bear Cottage is. The Hanse 355 was appropriately named “Harry’s Story”.
‘Bear Cottage must be supported and nurtured. Bass Straight at its worst is less formidable than the tough hurdles faced by these families,’ said Iain Murray AM
The prize yacht – a Hanse 345 – was named “Amazing Grace” after Grace Kennedy
Grace completed the Sydney to Hobart yacht race with SWD in 2013 despite being just 19 and having Spina Bifida. “It’s fantastic that Windcraft are supporting SWD with this raffle. The money will help more people like me to experience the joy of sailing, become part of this fantastic, supportive community and realise they don’t need to be defined or confined by their disability.”
Windcraft continue to support SWD through their annual Making Waves Regatta. This is held on Sydney Harbour each March.
Melbourne – RBYC Junior Sailing
Windcraft supports Junior Sailing at RBYC and by donating an International Optimist “CRAFTY AUS 526” has enabled junior sailors to gain regatta experience. “I would like to express my personal thank you because CRAFTY provided me with an opportunity to participate in the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne 2014. This was the biggest sailing event l have participated in and l have benefitted from the experience in so many ways” Junior programme participant.