Jul 05, 2016


We are delighted to welcome all our sailors back to dry land after an incredible weekend at Round the Island.

Thanks to very kind sponsorship from Mark Richardson and all at Team Jackie, Saracens Sport Foundation entered 3 boats as part of their team of 8 boats. The crews were largely inexperienced and for many it was their first time out on the water.

Each of the boats completed the race in under 8 hours which was a true testament to their commitment to the Foundation and the challenge at hand as over 300 boats did not finish due to the conditions at sea.

One of our participants, Tom,  had this to say about the event- ‘I signed up to the race initially to challenge myself and try something new, however the whole experience was so much more than I could ever have imagined. I met some really great people and learnt so much about myself as a person. As the going out on the sea got harder, instead of giving up we worked even better together to achieve our end goal and although we may not have been the fastest boat on the water, we definitely had the most fun! I thought it would be something to tick off my bucket list once, but I’m definitely signing up next year!’

Not only did the crew test themselves on the water but in the weeks leading up to the event they have been putting in a huge effort to fundraise and we are incredibly grateful as they have managed to raise nearly £12,000 for the Foundation! So a massive thank you to all who took part, our sponsors Allianz and in particular to Mark and all at Team Jackie for giving us this incredible opportunity to raise funds for the Foundation!

There is still time to donate to Round the Island, please use the link below:

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