Keep Andrea Jensen Sailing

We purchased Andrea Jensen in 2016. She is a 1939, wooden, Danish fishing boat, lovingly restored during the 1990's and converted into a sailing ketch with a gaff rig. In the 1st year of ownership we spent all our savings bringing her up to a safe sailing standard that we were happy with and which met the British MCA standards for a commercial vessel. 
We thought we had a good formula for the continued upkeep and maintenance an 80 foot wooden, sailing ship requires, which was to sell sailing tour tickets during the busy Sardinian summer tourist season and then spend the winter upgrading Andrea Jensen and maintaining her with the funds raised. This worked for 3 years.  Literally thousand of customers have come on board each year to experience the  wonderful, unique experience of sailing an old wooden ship. Many return year after year as they and their families have been mesmerized by Andrea Jensen's beauty out in her natural environment and are eager to experience it again.
Now, in 2020 we have been hit with the totally unexpected disaster of Coronovirus. All of our pre-season bookings have been cancelled and all our prospective guests want refunds understandably. Tourism has come to a dramatic halt in Sardinia and our cash flow has completely dried up.

The annual costs of keeping and maintaining Andrea Jensen have been anything between £25,000 and £35,000 to date. We have always raised this money through ticket sales. Sadly this will not be possible this year. We are asking our friends and supporters to help us get though this difficult year and 'Keep Andrea Jensen Sailing'. 

Thank you very much
Colin and Rachel

Donations ()

  • Anonymous 
    • €100 
    • 2 d
  • Elaine Hazell 
    • €50 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • €100 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous 
    • €30 
    • 3 d
  • Ada Palmer 
    • €45 
    • 3 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Rachel Crossley 
Organizer
Santa Maria La Palma, Italy
Colin Jones 
Beneficiary
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