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Cruising Florida to the NE
Let me fist say what a great site this is and all the input has been very useful!
I want to throw out a trip concept I'm pursuing. I will be leaving from Pensacola, Florida and attempting to reach somewhere in Maine. The boat is a small day cruiser that has been customized and the trip will embody the environment that so many of us face these days in doing more with less.
The trip will also used as a fundraising/publicity platform for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization. I am working with the branch in Tallahassee (the Big Bend branch) to develop a partnership, we are in the planning phase, and I have their initial buy in. The plan is to stop at various cities along the way to generate interest in the organization which hopefully translates into some dollars towards our goal.
I wanted to throw this concept out there to see what response and input I can receive. Please feel free to comment on either the sailing logistics side (I can use all the help I can get), or the fundraising element (or both). I'd be happy to respond with some more of the trip details.
Also, if anybody or any company would be interested in partnering with us on the trip, please let me know. We are thinking big in terms of the publicity we want to generate and would ensure that all partners who committ any kind of resources will share in the benefits.
Thanks for the time,