by Mark Jardine 14 Aug 12:01 UTC 14 August 2020 Tweet The Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax sails past the Needles © James Tomlinson The Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax sails past the Needles © James Tomlinson
After an early morning rig in Lymington, the fleet of WASZPs, their intrepid helms and the support team on the RIBs are on their way to Le Havre!
James Tomlinson has taken some great photos of the sailors rigging and then foiling their way out of the Solent and past the Needles, into the Channel.
The Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax sees the six WASPZ sailors, Pierre Leboucher, Mael Garnier, Corentin Horeau, Hattie Rogers, Edward Higson & William Heathcote, taking on the Channel, sailing between Lymington and Le Havre – a route of 103 miles and an estimated 10 hours of foiling. The sailors have trained hard to ensure they have the endurance needed for what will undoubtably be an arduous sail, but their determination to raise money for the amazing charities is spurring them forwards. The team will travel in a Covid-secure manner with a full support team on RIBs.
The team are immensely grateful to Lemer Pax for their title sponsorship of the challenge. A worldwide leader in innovation in the radiation protection sector, Lemer Pax creates, designs, and engineers efficient radiation protection solutions for healthcare, research, industry, and nuclear applications. With over 50 years of innovation, Lemer Pax exports all over the world, eco-aware and cutting edge of technology radiation protection products. The company strives for excellence to protect the most important thing: Life!
The support of Lemer Pax ensures that every single Euro and Pound raised will go to the NHS and Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP).
Donations can be made via the www.foilforlife.com website, where you can find more information about the team of sailors.
Photos and videos will be regularly sent to social media channels, including @FoilForLife on twitter, the sailing media and news channels throughout the day of the Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax. You will also be able to follow the sailors progress via YB Tracking devices on each of the boats.
Foil for Life by Lemer Pax tracking at 12:40 – photo © YB Tracking
Find out more…
Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax supporters
The Delphie Lakeman Trust, Isle of Wight
Andrew McIrvine, WASZP, Royal Ocean Racing Club, Le Havre Yacht Club, Royal Lymington Yacht Club
Sponsors in kind
Ocean Safety, YB Tracking, Sailing Fast, Zhik, YachtsandYachting.com & Sail-World.com
The Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax sails past the Needles – photo © James Tomlinson