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Fundraiser Update – December 14, 1999 


Thanks Everyone! I would like to express my gratitude to all of you who made it to our fundraiser party on Sunday. I hope you had a great time, I sure did! Thanks for joining team “Wylie Wocket.” We will have team clothing for sale on our website in a few days, with updated logos (even cooler). 

The party raised about $6,000 for our Globe Challenge effort, a big help. But we still have a long way to go! Probably the best result of the party is getting you folks to feel involved and thinking of individual and corporate contacts for us. I’ve already had a couple calls with great ideas, keep em coming. 

Those of you who came and learned what our boat is about know how serious we are about winning the Vendee Globe Challenge. If you met or heard our designer Tom Wylie speak, you know that the Europeans have good reason to be concerned! Let your friends know about us, and see if they can pitch in. Everyone will be able to follow the race knowing that they helped make it possibe. 

We will be planning another party soon. How many of you would be interested in a full concert by our musical guest star? We may auction off the crew spot to sail with me in the Doublehanded Farallones Race next spring, want to help set a record? If you have other ideas let me know. 

If you missed the party, don’t feel bad, just print out the contribution form on our website and send in your tax-deductible donation (did I already say that?) 

Thanks again,
Bruce (would rather be pickin & grinnin than typin & sittin) Schwab 

PS: Thanks to our Party Sponsors: 

Forespar Mfg.
MAS Epoxies
Medical Seapak
Svendsens Boatworks
The Encinal Yacht Club
Doyle Sailmakers
Complete Cruising Solutions
Samson Cordage
Fantasy Records
Linguini’s in Alameda
Harken Hardware 

All these folks are great! Buy their stuff. 

Thanks again. 


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