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12 year old sailor heading west!

$5,000 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 40 people in 2 months
Created November 13, 2018
My name is Matthew McGonigal, I'm 12 years old and I live in Clearwater, Florida.  Sailing is my passion.  When I was 5 I started sailing, my grandmother brought me to sailing camp, and I kept on going again and again.

I recently received an award for 2019 Optimist SE Championship (which is a sailing regatta). I placed 4th out of 83 sailors.  The age category that competes is age 11 to 15.

This competition qualified me to sail/race in 2019 Team Trials in Marina Del Rey, California. There will be 250 participants competing to be on "Team USA" (the biggest sailing race for Optimist in the United States).

I hope to be one to join the action with your help.  More info can be found on the home page for the United States Optimist Dinghy Association https: www.usoda.org/ Then click on CALIFORNIA YACHT CLUB TO HOST 2019 OPTIMIST TEAM TRIALS. 

The expenses I'm asking for your help with are;  I have to register, I have to fly there with Dad (from Tampa to Los Angeles), then rent a boat, pay for a hotel and food.   My coach, Justin, is required to be there, Dad and I are responsible for a percentage of his expenses.

Thanks for helping me go West!

Matthew
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Update 3
Posted by Ruth Evans
22 days ago
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Practice, practice, practice
He just keeps on practicing!
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Update 2
Posted by Ruth Evans
22 days ago
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Practice, practice, practice
He just keeps practicing!!
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Update 1
Posted by Ruth Evans
1 month ago
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⛵️I would like to thank everyone who has given their time and contributed donations to help Matthew in his journey to California!!!

Thanks for sharing his campaign and
Merry Christmas
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Raised by 40 people in 2 months
Created November 13, 2018
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