WRAY has donated an $8,000 Whitsundays bareboat charter aboard Angelique, its Beneteau Lagoon 400 catamaran, to support Tasmanian man, Craig Machen's quest to paddle a kayak solo around Tasmania next January.
The charter for up to eight people is up for grabs for all those who donate to the Craig Machen Paddle for MND fundraiser. It is the major prize incentive for donors to the GoFundMe page which aims to raise $20,000 for MND research. Every $20 donated will give people a ticket in the charter prize.
Craig, 53, of Somerset, north-west Tasmania, will set off on his journey from Burnie in early January, paddling up to 80 kilometres a day in an anti-clockwise direction. He hopes to circumnavigate the state in four to five weeks.
A firefighter, active surf life-saver and member of Burnie Surf Life Saving Club, Craig was inspired to raise funds in support of friend, Kirk Dicker, who was diagnosed with MND in 2013. Kirk is the son of WRAY briefer and blogger Mike Dicker and a member of the extended WRAY family.
Various fundraising events have been organised in the lead-up to the circumnavigation. More than $5,000 has already been raised. Donate and you and your crew could experience a skipper-yourself adventure, exploring the Whitsunday islands!
Craig Machen will be paddling all around Tasmania, past such natural wonders as Fossil Bay at Maria Island National Park.