Back in 2019 UKWA raised £75,000 for its chosen charity Transaid to mark the Association’s 75th anniversary year. Part of that effort was a silent auction held at the IMHX dinner, in which former UKWA CEO Peter Ward bid to enter a crew of 8 on a racing yacht in Cowes week, one of the longest running events in sporting history with over 8500 competitors, ranging from weekend sailors to Olympic and world class professionals.
This summer, Peter, a keen sailor himself, has eventually been able to enjoy his much looked forward to experience, branding the boat with UKWA and Transaid logos and finishing a very respectable 19th out of 30 in the Sunsail 41 class!
Peter says, “Unfortunately, due to the global pandemic, Cowes was cancelled last year, but in fact it has worked out well as I’ve now retired, so I’ve been able to build an extended boating holiday around this year’s event. We have had an absolutely fantastic time and it was an added bonus to see UKWA and Transaid displayed on the Cowes leader board all day!”
UKWA continues with its campaign to support Transaid as a major sponsor of this year’s UK Cycling Challenge, The Way of The Roses, which is taking place 23rd-26th September.
There are a few places still available for those keen to take part in the event, or for anyone wishing to sponsor a UKWA cyclist, the Association is following Peter Whitehead, Managing Director of P F Whitehead Logistics, whose Just Giving page can be found here: