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As one of only 12 standup paddlers in the world to be selected for the challenge, Islander André le Geyt will be taking on the world's longest annual canoe and kayak race - the Yukon River Questat the end of this month, and he needs our help to get there.
Covering an epic 15 km / 444 miles on his paddleboard, from Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon, Canada this is no easy feat. Paddlers come from around the world to test their endurance, racing day and night to the Klondike on one of North America’s great rivers. The quest is open to solo, tandem, voyager canoes and kayaks, and this year an experimental class of 12 Standup Paddlers has been allowed.
With an intense training plan in place since December, Andre has been solidly committed to taking part in the quest which starts on the 29th June.
Andre has very kindly offered to combat this epic challenge whilst raising money for the British Heart Foundation Jersey Branch. However the trip comes a cost, with Andre having to fund all transport and amenities to get there. To help Andre put Jersey on the map across the waters, he has set up a Go Fund Me Page with all funds being split between his travel costs and the charity.