Sir Robin launches campaign to get Britain boating
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston launched his search for 2014’s most deserving boating project on the Haven Knox-Johnston stand at the PSP Southampton Boat Show at 12 noon on Wednesday 18th September.
Sir Robin says “We have already proven that with the help of the Haven Academy we can bring good ideas to life. The Haven Academy is unique in helping projects get started rather than rewarding past success. In 2014 our focus will be on finding the best way to get more people involved in boating. We’re again looking to partner a really worthwhile initiative to reach out to non-sailors, youngsters, the underprivileged, including those with disabilities, to provide them with an opportunity to explore and enjoy boating”.
The 2014 Haven Academy will be a unique and exciting opportunity for any charity, boating or other organisation, sailing club or individual to be partnered to a value up to £5,000 in their winning project to promote and encourage boating in the UK during the entire season. The Haven Academy is now open to receive 2014 entries. Click here for an entry submission form to submit your own plan or to nominate another worthwhile project, organisation or individual. Closing date by which all entries must be received is 31st January 2014.
Keith Lovett, speaking on behalf of Haven Knox-Johnston said “The 2014 Haven Academy will be all about enablement – bringing the biggest benefit to most people. We will partner the winning project throughout the season to ensure we provide a real opportunity to get more people boating and make a real difference”.
The 2014 Haven Academy winner will be chosen by public vote – so it’ll be your chance to help select the most deserving project. The panel of judges, chaired by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, will create a short list on 28th February 2014 from all the entries submitted. You’ll be able to view them all at www.boat-zone.com/academy and see details of each proposal summarising the idea together with a submission making the case for each entrant. Your vote will be important – as the winning project will be the one receiving the most public votes. It’ll be the time to show your passion for boating too – by voting before the closing date of 31st March 2014!