Help Oscar raise £ for charity in 3Peaks Race

Hi all,

A message from Oscar.

I’m writing on behalf of myself and my teammates in team “Team Aurora”, namely:-

Claudio D’onofrio (runner/crew)
John Cherry (runner/crew)
Will Harrison (backup runner/crew)
David Charles (crew)
David Downs (team support)

We have entered this year’s 40th anniversary Three Peaks Yacht Race:-


It starts at Barmouth on Saturday 17th June.  This world renowned adventure race involves sailing up the West Coast of the UK, making 3 stops where 2 runners from each boat run inland and scale the peaks of Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis.  In total, the race involves approximately 390 miles of sailing (and rowing!), 60 miles of running, and 30 miles of cycling and typically takes 4/6 days to complete depending on weather conditions.

We are self-funding this race and aim to raise money for two very worthwhile charities, Médecins Sans Frontières and the MS Society (I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis last year).

With your help, we can meet or even exceed our fundraising targets. Please pass this on to anyone you think would be interested

Our team is based in Swansea and will be sailing Aurora, a Contessa 33.

We now have two just giving pages (one for each charity). Share at your will:-

MS Society:


We also have a Facebook page:-

We are a determined team and are setting our sights on achieving as high a place as possible when taking into account the IRC handicap based on yacht design.

We would be grateful for any assistance you could provide.

Best wishes,

Oscar Chess on behalf of Team Aurora

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