10:00am Coffee and Continental buffet. Dockside Signing of Donna's Sail
10:30am Sail Twice Around Team Thank you and Recognition of Sponsors and supporters, 2002, 2005, 2015.
Song: For the Love of Oceans by Donna Lange and Bob Philburn
11:00am Words from Town of Bristol, Sponsors, family
11:30am Seaman's Blessing- Halsey Herreshoff and Ministers of faith
11:45am Song: Tina Loureiro followed by Rich Danforth on the Uilleann Pipe Aire- Lonesome Boatman
12:00pm Send off from the Dock. Donna sails away (given appropriate weather)
Welcome to the Send-Off program for Donna Lange as she departs to Solo Sail Around the World Non-Stop.
In 2002, Donna first sailed into Bristol starting a circumnavigation she envisioned to slowly voyage around the world as a minstrel. Her first stop was Ireland. During that voyage, she only began to unwind and she dreamed of a longer time on the ocean.
In 2005, She returned to Bristol to begin a one stop world sail. She completed that sail in 2007 with 2 stops, making her the fastest American woman to solo circumnavigate the world.
Donna now, 10 years later, will solo the world non-stop from Bristol. A seasoned professional sailor, with an incredible team leader Bob Philburn, Team, and many sponsors over 15 years, she refitted her Southern Cross 28’ sailboat, Inspired Insanity.
This voyage incorporates new innovations in safety, marine surveys, and an opportunity to write her story.
The Greater Story is about the People that have opened their hearts, given of their time, and believed in possibility. They support Donna as she dreams dreams and works hard to see them realized…Faith. The substance of things hoped for. When we can know, we can bring it to be.
Thank you All.
STA - Bonnie Blue
HMM- William Lynns, Ex. Dir.
Liz Marchi, HMM Event Coordinator
Sail Twice Around Sponsors
Red Port Global Marine Networks
Robert E Philburn, Jr.
Subsalve Inc. -Richard Fryberg
Scott Berg – Chardonnay
Bristol Marine- Andy Tyska
Bristol Elks Members
SeaStar Treasure Shop
Steve and Beverly Leers
Cape Horn Steering Vanes
Ocean Planet Energy
Weems and Plath
Island Planet Sails
Vela Sailing Supply
New England Yacht Rigging