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Old 04-26-2007, 08:40 AM
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Dear All,

Earthrace is a bid to break the world record for circumnavigating the globe in a powerboat, using only renewable fuels. She runs solely on Biodiesel B100 sourced from sustainable feedstocks.

Pursuing our dream of promoting renewable fuels and breaking a word record has left us with a few problems I am hoping you can help us out with.
  • We need to find Biodiesel B100 in Egypt and the Canary Islands, do you know of any suppliers? Ideally we are looking to get the fuel costs sponsored by the supplier.
  • We are also looking for sponsors and donations for the project at the time of writing have $200 in the bank and still have a good way to go.

Any help or advice you can give would be appreciated.

Presently the boat is half way through the race and docked in Korror awaiting engine repairs she should be underway by the 26/4.

Follow this link to make a donation and follow our progress:- http://www.earthrace.net

If you would like to get involved in the record attempt or wish to offer sponsorship please e-mail: [email protected]

Please note Earthrace is a non-profit organization.

Thanks in advance

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$ 200.00 in the bank? How could you start a trip like that and not plan financially for the entire trip?
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Hi,

We did! unfortunatly just before we were to begin the challenge, our main fuel sponsor pulled out on us due to financial problems, we had commitments to other sponsors so had to go for it.

We hoped the media attention would enable us to generate sponsorship as we went along, to some degree it has but we are now in a bad position and looking for help.

As you probably know for an attempt like this we can only start in March or September the equinoxes. We could not afford to wait until September...
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Yea sponsor pull out , been there done that. I wish you guy's the best of luck and really admire what you are doing.
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So how much is it gonna take to finish this thing?
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So how much is it gonna take to finish this thing?
Around $80,000

We are also selling legs of the race, this is open to offers at the moment. we can take 2 people per leg.
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Around $80,000

We are also selling legs of the race, this is open to offers at the moment. we can take 2 people per leg.
Hmmmmmmmm now that is the way to go!
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Hi,

We did! unfortunatly just before we were to begin the challenge, our main fuel sponsor pulled out on us due to financial problems, we had commitments to other sponsors so had to go for it.

We hoped the media attention would enable us to generate sponsorship as we went along, to some degree it has but we are now in a bad position and looking for help.

As you probably know for an attempt like this we can only start in March or September the equinoxes. We could not afford to wait until September...
Who was your supplier/sponsor that pulled out?
I may have a contact or two, as well as a supply in that area.
Would you be willing to share technical information as to engine performance, repairs, emissions,etc to your sponsor?

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$ 200.00 in the bank? How could you start a trip like that and not plan financially for the entire trip?

It sounds just like one of my weekend trips !!!
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