Sail to Save
Sail to Save
Help fund my voyage exploring the issue of chemicals, endocrine disrupters and carcinogens in our oceans. Making the unseen seen!
Help fund my voyage exploring the issue of chemicals, endocrine disrupters and carcinogens in our oceans. Making the unseen seen! Read more
About this project
Amanda Dendys- High School Graduate, Dive master, equestrian rider, and sailing advocate. Amanda grew up North of 60 in Whitehorse, Yukon Canada. Whitehorse was named after the breath taking Rapids that resembled the flowing main of a white horse. The Yukon is mainly known for its rich history from the Klondike gold rush, today mining still remains an important industry. Amanda experienced first hand the world of mining threw her parents family business, and was always surrounded by natures simple beauty. She developed a need to always be outdoors riding her horse and embrace every opportunity for adventure. Her passion for the ocean began on a few family vacations to Maui, Hawaii, where she couldn't get enough of the salt water and marine life while diving. Through multiple outdoor and experiential school programs such as SASE: Social and Science Experiential, Class Afloat: an international school aboard a Traditional Tall Ship, Odyssey Expeditions: Marine Biology, Scuba Diving, Sailing Summer camp. Amanda gained confidence in her self to expand her goals to having a global impact on the mission in cleaning up our oceans.
"I have been offered a place on the Pangaea Explorations EXXpeditions Ascension 2015 as the youngest crew member ever accepted. Ascension 2015 is an eXXpedition mission aboard the SV Sea Dragon, a 72ft displacement steel hulled sailing vessel built in 2000. The crew will sail the South Atlantic from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Africa to Recife, Brazil via Ascension Island on November 2nd to 27th 2015. An all female crew will be assembled on a scientific research mission across the Atlantic, making the unseen seen. The 14 women will be creating an inspiring narrative of female leadership, personal and environmental exploration. We will be in search of answers relating to the health of our environment to the health of our bodies and in particular women and breast cancer. To make this voyage I am fundraising and hoping to raise $7 000 to pay for the Atlantic crossing. If I am able to raise more then the core $7000, it will be donated to Pangaea to help connect with as many women possible world wide. I will be working with many professional women from different countries and backgrounds, granting me the opportunity to learn how to do hands on research in the field, while collecting real time data. I am deeply passionate about finding a solution to the damage humans have done to our oceans, I need your financial support and voices of encouragement to help reach my goals. We are all in this together!" Like my SailtoSave Facebook page to follow my journey.
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges of this project are largely unforeseen, crossing the Atlantic aboard a sailboat comes with a number of risks. There many variables conducting research with limited resources as well.
I feel confident that the collective wisdom and experience of my crew and wider community will provide more than enough support to strive for the highest success.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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