Here is a summary of the latest report from sailing4handicaps:
The Imagine is currently stowed in a dry dock on the island of Martinique.
After a very busy and eventful time since last May, the team from Sailing4Handicaps have successfully completed the journey from the Baltic Sea to the Caribbean.
Originally, the team were planning to continue their work on St. Vincent after their job on St. Lucia. Unfortunately, a robbery which resulted in the tragic death of a sailor has meant that their work has been postponed until next January.
The crew now have to wait out the hurricane season lasting from June until October. During this time, the region is affected by heavy storms which build up in the Atlantic. Therefore it was necessary to prepare the boat for this.
This long pause doesn’t mean the crew will be sitting around doing nothing After two missions in Morocco and St. Lucia, and 25 completed prostheses, the order list for new artificial limbs is very long The “Imagine” group have already used approx. €100,000 of material to give patients the chance of an improved life. The team are currently trying to raise further funds so that they can continue to look after their patients with a high level of care.
Also, more prosthetists are being sought after who can build further prostheses on board the Imagine.
The first step is completed, and we thank our partners and sponsors who have made this unique project possible. Help the team from Sailing4Handicaps so that they can continue to build prostheses on board the Imagine.
Contributions can be made on the teams’ website: www.sailing4handicaps.de