sailing enthusiast heads across Atlantic in tall ships race
Burnham-On-Sea sailing enthuasiast is set to sail across the Atlantic
in a prestigious tall ships race this summer.
Meager has volunteered for over 17 years with the Rona Sailing Project,
an initiative that helps develop young people from all walks of
life and abilities, by positively changing their lives.
three custom-built sail training yachts, the project runs sail training
voyages for people aged between 14-25 usually around Europe and
the UK, but every 8-10 years the fleet goes transatlantic - and
Nathan is set to take part in this year's challenge.
- who is a Burnham RNLI lifeboat crewmember - has been selected
for the leg from Halifax in Canada to Le Havre in France in the
Rendezvous 2017 Transatlantic Tall Ships Race.
has also been given the responsibility for organising all the food
and logistics for a 154-day adventure for 23 people across numerous
countries and over six legs.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I joined the Rona Sailing Project
in 1999 and it changed my life, so much so that I have volunteered
ever since by donating my time and money to help future children
and young people benefit from the skills I have learnt."
part of this event has been a voluntary project that has been part
of my life for over two years involving various fundraising and
would not have been possible without the help and assistance of
many people. This is a huge endeavour for everyone involved and
is likely to involve some pretty strong winds and rough seas over
many weeks in order to cross the Atlantic!"
project is one of the oldest sail training organisations in the
UK, established for over 50 years. In that time, it has taken over
30,000 young people to sea and given them the experience of a lifetime,
greater self-confidence and a new perspective on the world.
Lifeboat Operations Manager Matt Davies added: "We at the station
are all extremely proud of what Nathan has undertaken and wish him
all the best for his trip and a safe return."
for details of how you can help him raise funds for the Rona Sailing