Deadline Approaches for 2022 Jersey Clipper Bursary
Published 12:48 on 20 Apr 2022
Islanders with nautical ambitions are reminded that they only have until the end of this month to apply for the 2022 Jersey Clipper Bursary a £1,000 cash award that could make their dream come true.
The bursary is designed to assist an Islander of any age to achieve a particular nautical ambition. This could be a trip on a tall ship, attending a training course, participation in a watersports competition or competing in an ocean race anything with a maritime theme.
A legacy from the three Jersey campaigns in the Clipper Round-the-World Race, the award was established in 2007 through the generosity of Dandara, Les Pas Holdings and UBS. Further funding to ensure the future of the award has been provided by UBS, enabling the trustees to offer a main bursary of £1,000 and a runners-up award of £500.
The successful applicant will follow in the wake of the most recent winners, Steve Hayes and Pete Wright, who are competing in the forthcoming Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 3,000-mile rowing race from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean.
Receiving the 2021 Jersey Clipper Bursary stood out as a particular highlight for us as it was clear that the magnitude of our challenge was being recognized and supported by the local community, said Steve, the general manager at the Somerville Hotel. With so much equipment required for our event, the bursary will be funding our essential, but hopefully not needed, liferaft.
If you would like to apply for the 2022 Jersey Clipper Bursary you will need to submit a written application by 30 April. It should be no more than 200 words in length and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.