We are having one of the Dream Weaver support team member, Hiki-san and Hanaoka-san (what people call him legend!) came to see the boat. They are teaching Doug and Hiro more sailing technic in bad weather. We appreciate their time and effort!!!
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced El Nino is likely to continue through spring 2019 and expected to be weak. Hopefully the current and the wind do not get effected badly, so that the boat speed would not slow down too much.
We are only days away from our launch on February 24. We are well prepared for our journey thanks to all the support we have received. On the day of our launch, we will have a time with the media at 11:30am, a launching ceremony at 12:30pm and will set sail around 1:00pm. If you live in or near San Diego, please come by to send us off!
We have received significant support from Hegemon Capital:
Hegemon Capital, Inc. is inspired by the courage and verve of the Dream Weaver Team to donate $5,000 to the Voyage, and also to increase by $10,000 the matching donations of the Dream Weaver Team to the charities they are supporting: The Himalayan Cataract Foundation, Trachoma Control Program , Challenged Athletes Foundation, and Safecast. We admire Hiro and Doug as part of the striving human tide that raises all ships. We are humbled to support their message and mission to never give up and to believe in the causes the Voyage supports and, as a long-term supporter of US-Japanese relations and commercial ties, we call on all who are like-minded to join us in supporting the Voyage of Inspiration.
With this generous support, there is now a total of $20,000 in matching donations available so please donate and, if you have already donated, please consider donating again. You can make a difference. Please click here.