Yvan Bougnon's circumnavigation in a beach cat project

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  1. buzzman
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    Yeah, like I said, someone who speaks English oughta organise something. That gobbledegook Franglish site didn't exactyl inspire me to stump up "Swiss francs" or Euros".
    Dodgiest looking 'donation' site I've ever seen.
     
  2. W17 designer
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    That's great Corley ... let's try to do what we can to get this fellow back on track.
    Personally, I'd like to strongly encourage Yvan to rebuild the original boat. Switching to another boat at this point will somehow not be the same ..... perhaps we all need to write that to the contact email with any contribution.
    Email to: j-embarque-avec-Yvan@en-avant-toute.ch

    Payments can be paid via PayPal and will probably auto converted to Euros - but I'm sure a Swiss Bank will accept Aus. or US dollars ;-)

    GO YVAN GO
     
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    Someone makes beams in Singapore?
     
  4. Corley
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    Yvan is busy fund raising in an attempt to finish his challenge and has released a video of the trip so far with English subtitles:

    http://youtu.be/3AYNv2IR_5A

     
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    Funding

    Come on guys ... we ALL should! The effort this fellow has put in already deserves our support. Let's all send in something to show that support. But if someone knows how/where we can contribute in US$ and via PayPal, that would surely make things a lot easier for most of the population following this thread!
    mike
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    +1...!!!

    I looked at that crowd-funding thing and it looked bodgey as hell, and in Euro.....

    If he has or can set up a Paypal acct I'd send him some cash, and I'm sure others would if it was easier to do so.
     
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    I have sent this message to 'Le Defie' .. lets' hope someone there does something about it ..

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    Look Yvan - you're not doing this fund raising the right way! I know dozens of Canadians, Americans and Aussies who are ready to pitch in and help you .. but you MUST give us the ability to pay in DOLLARS and via PAYPAL .. it's the only way we do it. Up to you!!

    mike
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    Check out the Forum on this and you'll see the comments
    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/mu...cumnavigation-beach-cat-project-47715-15.html
     
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    +1..........

    Paypal should be piss easy to set up. Don't they have it in France, or what?

    EDIT: Googled it and they do, so what's the hold-up??
     
  10. Corley
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    I just noticed that Yvan has posted that he has hit his crowdfunding target and can proceed.
     
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    Fantastic news. This is a journey that needs to be completed. How many decades until this book is translated to English...
     
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    Corley. Thanks for all the updates. We can say that Bourgnon has stamina and will, he merits to end the journey...I saw the video, I was only the fifth viewer, pretty sad. I gave the first like.
     

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    viewing

    Yes, thanks for keeping an eye on Yvan for us.
    Perhaps one reason we're seeing so few viewings is the same reason I seem unable to view it ... I am getting a black screen with the words 'Blocked Plug in' in the center. No idea why. I will try another computer.
     
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