For those who have been following our journey, you know it has been a tough progression onto the Olympic circuit with a large abundance of logistics always able to go wrong, as well as significant time and effort to start slowly climbing up the international ranks. We continue to conquer these challenges and chase our dreams, but would like to use this opportunity to ask those interested in supporting our journey to donate during this EOFY period.
In 2022 we got an introduction to the International 470 fleet and what it will take to become the best, and now have a clear path towards becoming the best in the world, aiming for a Gold medal at the 2028 Olympic Games.
In 2023 we race alongside all those aiming for medals in 2024, and are privileged to be racing for Australia in the Olympic Qualifying regattas, starting with the 2023 World Championship.
Our road to success has only just began, but the costs involved are no less now while we race in the middle of the fleet, as to what they are for those racing at the front of the fleet.
Our first Europe trip for the year has just been completed, with two World Cups and a European Championships under our belt. We finished the trip finally cracking into the top 50% and racing in the Gold fleet. This trip proved our persistence and hard work is paying off, but also reminds us of all the work still to be done. We will be training hard through the cold months of the Aussie winter before we head back to Europe for the Worlds in August.
This World Championship will be another expensive trip, and costs involved also flow into next season, including needing to ship our boat back to Australia, and purchase a new boat to keep in Europe so we are set up for the many years ahead of us on our journey.
Hence, any financial assistance towards our campaign is hugely appreciated and we would be delighted to accept your support this EOFY. Through our page with the Australian Sports Foundation you can submit a tax deductible donation. If you or your company is interested in coming on board as a sponsor or discussing a partnership with AUS12 we would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss this with you and what we can offer; from advertising stickers on our sails to guest speaking at corporate events.
Thank you to all those who have been following and supporting our journey to date, and thank you for considering making a contribution to our journey.
Sophie & Angus - AUS12
AUS12 Australian Sports Foundation page for Tax deductible donations: https://asf.org.au/projects/aus12-sailing-sophie-jackson-angus-higgins?fbclid=IwAR1NlcHrt_JR6sWrjTUTk2WXIIVLCF1E-7Jqqz8ss5uyEf3VyS2xlCrJFqU