Paddle for a purpose

On June 19, three outrigger paddlers from Hong Kong Outrigger Canoe Club and Pure Ocean Connection are set to circumnavigate Lantau island to raise money for three ocean-based Hong Kong charities.

Starting and finishing in Discovery Bay, Katerina Vichou, Katherine Lynch and Shu Pu will battle against the waves to paddle 70km in solo and double canoes.

A crowdfunding page has been set up for people to donate money and a fundraising target of HK$60,000 has been set. 100% of the funds raised will be equally split between the following three charities:

  1. Sailability Hong Kong - based at Hebe Haven Yacht Club, the charity provides sailing and other water-based activities for Hong Kong’s disabled community.
  2. Splash Hong Kong - Splash conducts free learn-to-swim and water safety courses for targeted communities who may not have access or financial resources for swim lessons.
  3. Plastic Free Seas - a Hong Kong-based environmental charity dedicated to advocating change in the way we all view and use plastics in society today, through education and action campaigns.

To make a donation, please visit

Photo credits: Pure Ocean Connection


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