The goal of our association, "La mer en SoliDaire", is that Podorange sails in helpful and supportive way.
The project "une transat en soliDaire" which will take place from September 11 to November 5 2009, is our first project for this association.
- A challenge both sport and solidarity: cross the Atlantic under sail with a crew including two young people with disabilities, and Gilles Margarita and Maxime Portfer aboard a 20 meters yacht, Podorange.
- A strong symbol, "a crew of solidarity to ensure the safety of lonely sailors." Our boat Podorange, will be both "escort boat” and reporter boat of a mythical race: the Transat 6,50 Charente Maritime Bahia.
- A mediatization original and unprecedented; twice a week, we'll related our adventure through the "Chronicles of Podorange video”, shot, produced and sent live from the boat. To live racing picture and the history of our journey! The chronicles will be on the home page of the race website(more than 7 million visits in 2007).
In summary :
A project that combines both sporting challenge, social action and media coverage for one goal: Changing perceptions on disability!
For this project, we are looking for partners. Donations and funding of a "transat en soliDaire" are tax deductible.