After running the most successful fundraising campaign in Sail4Life history, today Chad Sawson and Aislin Keynes officially announced they are handing over the leadership baton to Chaos Mandelbrot. Chad and Aislin wrote:
Greetings Sail4life Team!
2012 was another record breaking year. The Sail4Life team came in 4th in the overall team standings and raised just under $10,000. for the American Cancer Society. We should all be extremely proud of the hard work we put in and of the generosity of the sailing community as a whole.
So, it is with reservation and sadness that Chad and I hereby announce that we are retiring as Captain and Co-Captain of the Sail4Life team. We both feel it’s time to turn the helm over to someone else. The great news is that Chaos Mandelbrot has agreed to step forward and take on the captains role. We are sure that he will do a fantastic job.
We have truly enjoyed working with the community over past years, made some remarkable life-long friends and, had tons of fun along the way. We won’t, however, be far away. We have both been in discussions with Nikki Mathieson regarding positions on the main Relay for Life of Second Life committee. So, we’ll still be around to answer any questions and offer any advice as needed.
We would like to thank all the team members, our beloved auction item providers and, everyone that stepped up to assist or support the team. We also encourage those taking team lead to keep the American Cancer Society’s mission in focus and be sure to HAVE FUN!
Fair Winds & Best Regards,
Chad Sawson and Aislin Keynes
Please give a loud woot and a standing ovation for Chad and Aislin, for their years of dedication to SLSailing’s major charity drive! Congratulations to Chaos as well; we all know he’s the Emperor Penguin, but now he’s S4L Team Captain too. 🙂
All kidding aside, running S4L is a big job, and Chaos will need lots of help from sailors, boatwrights, and maritime estates grid-wide. The campaign wont kick-off until Spring 2013, but I know Chaos would like to start planning now to get his ducks in a row (as it were). 🙂
Oh, and I already have one big announcement about S4L 2013; RJ Kikuchiyo has offered to build next year’s Sail4Life installation for RFL weekend in July! RJ is without question the most outstanding maritime architect in Second Life, and thinking what he can do with a year’s head start gets me so excited it’s hard to type straight. 🙂
I’ll post more details as they develop, but go ahead and talk to Chaos about it yourself too. This is your Sail4Life campaign; become a part of it! 🙂