White Ribbon Day – 18 foot skiff pledge not to keep silent

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WHITE RIBBON’ CAMPAIGN DAY AT THE 18s

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Last Sunday, each team in the Australian 18 Footers League’s 18ft Skiff fleet carried white ribbons on their boats as part of ‘White Ribbon’ campaign day.

‘White Ribbon’ is an organization that works to prevent male violence against women and believes in the capacity of the individual to encourage a change in others.

The ‘White Ribbon’ annual campaign seeks to change the attitudes and behavior that leads to violence against women.

Alexandra (Alex) South, a former world and Australian champion in the Laser Radial class before joining the 18s for this season, approached the League about supporting the campaign.

President John Winning and his Australian 18 Footers League team immediately agreed and are totally supportive of the concept and the need to publicly show their support for such a worthy cause.

Alex, who skippers Lomax Financial Group, and her ‘Skiff Chicks’ team of Saskia Tidey and Lizzi Rountree, was joined by the male competitors on Sunday to swear the oath before the 18ft Skiffs race on Sydney Harbour.

Nineteen of the world’s best skiff teams then made a great display on the harbour as they show their support.

Frank Quealey
Australian 18 Footers League
http://www.18footers.com.au

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