Jim Feldkamp believes that bragging rights do not belong to anyone who finishes half a race. Consequently, in February 2022, when the 2019 – 2020 Clipper Race Round the World resumes Jim intends to set sail from Subic Bay, in Luzon, the Philippines with skipper Guy Waites and the crew of Clipper Race Team: Dare to Lead. Notably, at the postponement of the race on March 17, 2020, at the end of Leg 5, Team Dare to Lead held eighth place. Nevertheless, Waites, Jim Feldkamp, and the rest of the crew of Team Dare to Lead currently feel confident that they will not only finish but will also gain first place. The team intends to win the remaining legs of the Clipper Race Round the World, helping earn the £1,000,000 needed for charity partner UNICEF’s worldwide projects.
Even though Jim Feldkamp and the skippers and crews of all the clipper ships paid fees to participate, they also fundraise for charity partner UNICEF throughout the race. Moreover, anyone may sponsor a leg or the entire circumnavigation of the globe.
The following amounts, according to UNICEF, provide:
- £10 — textbooks for a class of 30 students
- £14 — enough backpacks filled with school supplies for five children
- £22 — malaria medication
- £50 — 50 mother and child HIV test kits
- £160 — school in a box for a class of 40 children and their teacher
- £500 — emergency supplies for Syrian child refugees
- £634 — pumps for safe drinking water for an entire village or school
Jim Feldkamp lives for challenges. Moreover, Jim’s experience as a United States Naval flight officer, countermeasures officer, and navigator of the carrier-based EA6B, caused him to absorb the ethic of teamwork. Therefore, when he learned that more people have climbed Mount Everest than have circumnavigated the globe, he felt a personal pull to complete the entire trip. Jim decided to join that small group of people who have tested themselves against everything the ocean could throw at them. His intense disappointment when Covid 19 quarantine regulations disrupted 2019 — 2020’s Clipper Race Round the world made it imperative to rejoin the team and complete the final three legs of the voyage,
Jim Feldkamp, Guy Waites, and the rest of the crew of Team Dare to Lead, along with Teams GoToBermuda; Ha Long Bay, Vietnam; Imagine Your Korea; Punta Del Este; Qingdao; Seattle; UNICEF; Visit Sanya, China; WTC Logistics; and Zhuhai, along with skippers David Immelman, Josh Stickland, Rob Graham, Jeronimo Santos Gonzalez, Chris Brooks, David Hartshorn, Ian Wiggin, Seumas Kellock, Rich Gould, and Wendy Tuck, cordially invite you and your friends and family to watch the race and donate generously to support all UNICEF’s 2021 projects.