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#Sailathon – 60 members of the Irish National Sailing School's Junior Club (aged between 7 - 18 years) took to the water to sail in Dun Laoghaire Harbour as part of Sail-a-thon 2013, a sponsored charity sailing marathon in aid of Crumlin Children's Hospital. This free charity event  started at 9.30am on Sunday morning (April 7th) and was organised event by Maelstrom Project Management Team (the INSS's Senior Instructor Andrew Abbott and his project management team from UCD Michael Smurfit Business School) in conjunction with the INSS's General Manager Kenneth Rumball.
The event itself had over 30 boats on the water for 8 hours of the day battling 25 knots of wind with participants enjoying sailing-games, the Sail-a-thon Regatta and general all out the fun.
At the end of the day, having pushed themselves for a good cause, the participants got to relax and celebrate their hard work with a delicious BBQ and a large prize-giving ceremony and presentation with participants being presented with trophies for the Sail-a-thon Regatta and dozens of prizes for the participants who raised the largest amounts of money.
Together the Sail-a-ton team and participants managed to raise €6,089.73 and a cheque for this amount was presented at the ceremony to Gerry Cully, Children's Medical & Research Foundation's (Crumlin Children's Hospital) Community Fundraising Executive. "For us the event was a huge success." claimed Sail-a-thon Project Manager Andrew Abbott. "Our goal was €5,000 and thanks to the hard work of all the participants, my team and the instructors who gave up their time to help our event, we managed to surpass it. I can't thank them enough".

If you would like to help this cause, donations can be made until April 30th via the Sail-a-thon sponsorship age

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