SPACE FOR GIANTS USA INC wrote -
Round the Island is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight in the UK that attracts 1,700 boats and 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world and the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK. Thanks to generous sponsorship from Mark Richardson and Team Jackie, Saracens Sport Foundation and Space for Giants will be entering 8 boats in the race in 2016 to raise money for both organisations. Each boat will come with a skipper and first mate, but the 8 crew members per boat will largely be inexperienced as they take around 8 hours to navigate their way round the exhilarating 50 nautical mile (93km) course. We will be the biggest charity team taking part, and elephants and rugby players will definitely be spotted on the high seas! Every crew member is raising sponsorship and because all the costs are covered, every penny will go to the Saracens Sports Foundation and Space for Giants. The Saracens Sport Foundation inspires communities and changes lives through the power of sport by providing opportunities for children, young people and adults to lead active, healthy lifestyles. Space for Giants is an international conservation charity with 15 years of experience in the conservation and management of African elephants and the landscapes they depend on. They work on the ground every day to provide a secure future for elephants, the places they live and the species that share their range.