Over $4,000 was raised for Friends of the Care Project in the inaugural Dockyard Challenge

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Dockyard Challenge Bi-athalon, Galleon Beach to English Harbour, Middle Ground, Pigeon Beach, Carpenters Rock Trail, Nanton Point, Shirley Heights and back to Galleon July 12 2020

Over $4,000 was raised for Friends of the Care Project in the inaugural Dockyard Challenge held on Sunday July 12th. Seventy-three participants and supporting spectators helped raise $4,189 EC at a difficult time for the charity. The funds will be used to enrich the lives of the differently abled children and young adults living at the Care Project, through education, specialist therapy and social interaction.

Dockyard Challenge Bi-athalon, Galleon Beach to English Harbour, Middle Ground, Pigeon Beach, Carpenters Rock Trail, Nanton Point, Shirley Heights and back to Galleon July 12 2020

The challenge consisted of: a ¼ mile sea swim from Galleon Beach to Fort Berkeley, a 3 mile trail run to Pigeon Point Beach and back, a ¼ mile return swim, and a 3 mile trail run up to Shirley Heights and down. The whole event took place in the photogenic surroundings of Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, home of Antigua’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Dockyard Challenge Bi-athalon, Galleon Beach to English Harbour, Middle Ground, Pigeon Beach, Carpenters Rock Trail, Nanton Point, Shirley Heights and back to Galleon July 12 2020

A mix of 73 serious and casual athletes took part, including men, women and children from 5 to 61 years old. 21 individuals completed the whole course and 16 relay teams divided the four legs between them. The fastest times were:

Dockyard Challenge Bi-athalon, Galleon Beach to English Harbour, Middle Ground, Pigeon Beach, Carpenters Rock Trail, Nanton Point, Shirley Heights and back to Galleon July 12 2020

Individual Men
1st – Paul David Mather, 1:42
2nd – Yahnik Martin, 1:43
3rd – Charles Edwards, 1:43

Individual Women
1st – Margarita Fernandez, 1:43
2nd – Lyssandra Barbieri, 2:03
3rd – Jo Robson, 2:17

Team Relay
1st – ‘Hopefuls’ (Stefano Mitchell, Wayne Mitchell, Rishi Ramlalack), 1:40
2nd – ‘Boy I Don’t Know’ (Nathan Derek Marshall, Karl James, Dani Edwards), 1:41
3rd – ‘Three Mosquitoes’ (Emily Gaillard, Ozani Lafond, Shanoy Malone), 1:46

Dockyard Challenge Bi-athalon, Galleon Beach to English Harbour, Middle Ground, Pigeon Beach, Carpenters Rock Trail, Nanton Point, Shirley Heights and back to Galleon July 12 2020

Anyone wishing to support Friends of the Care Project can make a secure online donation via www.paypal.me/fotcp or contact www.facebook.com/friendsfoundationantigua.

Dockyard Challenge 2020 was generously sponsored by: QuikServe food delivery, Happy Js grill master, 2Six8 craft brewery, Energie gym/spa/stay, Cedars Pottery and Domino Effect Design.

Dockyard Challenge Bi-athalon, Galleon Beach to English Harbour, Middle Ground, Pigeon Beach, Carpenters Rock Trail, Nanton Point, Shirley Heights and back to Galleon July 12 2020

Additional support was kindly provided by: Jason Pickering Photography, Antigua Yacht Club, DiveCarib, Ondeck, Skullduggery Rum, Cloggy’s, HiTea, Frank Wall Ltd., Bouncy Castle Restaurant, S.O. Ltd., Premier Beverages, Brydens, Epicurean, Rohrman, Road Runners Cycling, Swimming Federation, Ministry of Tourism’s lifeguards, Red Cross, RPFAB, Galleon Beach Resort, National Parks Authority and nearly 50 volunteers.

Dockyard Challenge Bi-athalon, Galleon Beach to English Harbour, Middle Ground, Pigeon Beach, Carpenters Rock Trail, Nanton Point, Shirley Heights and back to Galleon July 12 2020

1 COMMENT

  1. Great! It is always wonderful to know that people care for the differently abled children and adults in Antigua and Barbuda. Thanks to David Mather, the Friends of the Care Project Board, sponsors, staff and volunteers. Your work is deeply appreciated.
    The Friends of the Care Project and Founder, Mrs. Annette Carey and all stakeholders applaud all the efforts made to care for our most vulnerable citizens. God bless.

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