The 10th edition of the RAID MOSAN will take place from July 31 to August 4 , 2019. About fifteen young sailors (aged 12 to 15) will sail down the Meuse from the French border to Liège.
Kids for kids : a regatta for fun… and for a good cause
During the Raid Mosan, fifteen children will take up the challenge of sailing down the Meuse in five days. These young athletes will surpass themselves for the benefit of other less fortunate children.
The skippers, girls and boys, both French and Dutch speaking, are among the youngest sailors in the country. They are of very high standard and regularly participate in national regattas.
At the helm of their Spirou (a small single-seater dinghy of 2.70m), they will cover 100 km in 6 stages, between Waulsort and Liège. For fun but also to help other children.
The entire event is organized by volunteers and all the funds raised are donated to child-related non-profit organizations. More than 55.000€ was raised during the two previous editions!
The logistics are impressive: the teenagers are supervised by a supportive. They take care of their safety and ensure that they do not disrupt inland navigation. And at each stage, the raid is hosted by a very welcoming local sailing club.
At the end of the adventure, there will be no medals or trophies. A single objective: to collect a maximum of funds for the benefit of the children supervised by the ROMEO asbl and for the fight against Polio (End Polio Now
Rentys : first sponsor 2019
After a first participation in 2015, Rentys is once again supporting the organizers of the Raid Mosan.
First to respond to the call in 2019, we will fully sponsor a Spirou that will proudly display our colours this summer on the Meuse.
Rentys is very appreciative of the charity’s objective and of the total transparency of the event’s financial management, and is pleased to contribute to this year’s fundraising campaign for ROMEO and the End Polio Now project.
- The non-profit organisation ROMEO helps children with special needs in the regular school environment. Thanks to the presence of a companion, children with a mild disability (epilepsy, autism, etc.) or learning disabilities (dyscalculia, dyslexia, etc.) are guided in their learning 4 hours or more per week. Adjustments to daily life are implemented in collaboration with teachers and parents.
- End Polio Now: Ending polio is one of Rotary International’s priorities. Together with their partners, they have vaccinated more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. They have reduced the number of polio cases worldwide by 99.9% and are working tirelessly to put an end to polio for good.