We just got the word from the contest organizers. s/v Convivia will begin her circumnavigation with all new running rigging provided by Dyneema and their partners. This prize is doubly sweet for our crew. First it provides us with an outstanding spring board of safety and performance for our round the world trip. Second our old lines, which still have some life left, will be outstanding backups. Extreme disasters notwithstanding, we shouldn’t need to buy new lines before we cross our path.
We hardly got here alone. Dyneema deserves huge props for providing us with this opportunity but we never could have risen to the challenge without the enormous support of our friends, family, and tribe. Huge thanks to my mom, Victoria’s mom, A. Ann, A. Judy, C. PJ, Tim Russell, Bonnie Russell, Tracy Donahue, Carol Bickford, The Herndons, Bob Bickford, Brenda Sousa, Kim Boyle, Laurie Crane, Ben Sanchez, Shyla Pivin, Sarah Swanson-Dexel, Charity Terry-Lorenzo, Cindy Wallach, Cidnie Carrol, Laureen Hudson, Carol Pierson, and Jennifer Logan for sending out emails, writing blog posts, and plugging our team at every opportunity*. Thanks also to all of our Facebook (and IRL) friends that reposted (ad nauseum) our solicitations and spread the word, you all are awesome!
This is just the beginning. Throughout the summer sailing season, Dyneema will pose smaller challenges with prizes along the way and one Grand Prize at the end (September). Stay tuned and we’ll let you know what’s next for the Dyneema® Experience Team Convivia!
Team Convivia 2011 Honor Roll:
Janna Cawrse esarey
Jane frost Jane
Jennifer pierson Pie..
Chris holt Chris
Nicole Palermo cris..
Lisa pelletier Harmo..
Daniel pelletier Dp6..
Mary jane Renz schle..
Team redan Good wind..
* If I somehow forgot your name here, please let me know so I can grovel for forgiveness.
Comment by MaryJane Renz Schleich via Facebook
MaryJane Renz Schleich via Facebook March 17, 2011 at 7:25 pm
When I got the e-mail this am from Dyneema I whooped and hollered! You’d think I was going with you. I am psyched for you guys!
Comment by Heather
Heather March 18, 2011 at 2:06 pm
Hooray! Very happy that some of our favorite family boat bloggers made the cut. 🙂
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