Help Will & Captain Mischief on their quest

Willi Fantom and his dog Captain Mischief were sailing solo around Australia to raise funds for sailors with disabilities. Recently in rough seas his yacht SV Skeese ran aground on a remote and desolate beach in South Australia and is rapidly breaking up on rocks. Although he has been able to recover some smaller items, the yacht can't be saved, most of his possessions gone forever.

Fearing for his life, Willi was able to activate his emergency beckon and was rescued by chopper after a tumultuous six hour ordeal. 

Now shipwrecked, homeless and unable to advocate for para-sailors unless he can get back on the water. Your donation will help Willi to continue his charity voyage.

Stranded in Port Lincoln SA, a distraught Willi says that he had planned to live the rest of his life at sea on the SV Skeese and was raising money as a way to "give something back" after living on the streets and in and out of refuges and foster care since he was 11. He used all his life savings and an inheritance from his mum to purchase the yacht. He says it was a second chance at life from a mother he barely knew growing up. 

The sea has provided a refuge and a purpose for Willi who lives with agoraphobia and anxiety. Supported by the Australian Sports Foundation and Disability Sports Australia, Willi and Captain Mischief are also raising funds to go towards clubs, individuals and organisations like Sailability to promote the development and awareness of sailing programs for people with a disability. The fundraiser is named 'Solo Sailor for the Disabled'. 

Asking for help is something that Willi is very uncomfortable with, however your contribution will allow Willi and Captain Mischief to secure a new home on the water and to continue on their pursuit of helping others. Any contribution to Willi’s and Captain Mischief will be gratefully accepted. Willi would also like to thank the lovely people of Port Lincoln, SES, emergency services, volunteerspeople who have already assisted them in some way already.

Willi and Captain Mischief were just six months into their 10-year journey, journey that will take them around Australia and even around the world, in The Global Solo Challenge Race. 

Willis Tracking page helped with locating and following Willis Journey 

Willi’s aim has been to raise $2 for every nautical kilometre in his first year around Australia's 59,736-kilometre coastline and had raised more than $2550 before the Coffin Bay incident. Now Willi needs assistance to get back onto the water. The SV Skeese was a home, a lifestyle that nurtured his wellbeing, and a way for him to give back to others.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.






Will Fantom 
South Albury NSW

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