Crossing for Crohn's and Colitis

To the casual observer dinghy sailing may not seem like an extreme sport. It is likely this view will change when you mix a long distance Laser sail with the goal of raising awareness for a great cause. That is just what Chance Busey is banking on. Later this month, Chance will attempt to sail his Laser 23 miles across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to raise money and awareness for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. A life long sailor, 17 year old Chance was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2007. Thanks to successful treatments he has been in remission for two years and will use his passion for sailing to raise awareness for these diseases. His project is the appropriately named "Crossing for Crohn's and Colitis."


The opportunity to support sailors and events is one of the most rewarding aspects of our work here at West Coast Sailing. When Chance approached us seeking support for his project, we were more than happy to lend him a hand. We set up Chance with a new Henri Lloyd Drysuit so that he'll stay warm and dry on his journey. His courage and dedication speaks volumes and we're glad to be a part of this project.

The Crossing for Crohn's and Colitis is scheduled to take place between March 23rd and 25th, depending on the forecast. We invite you to check out Chance's Facebook Page and donation page, as well as a video he recently posted on YouTube.

Good Luck Chance!

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