Farm Africa
We believe that Africa has the power to feed itself and that its smallholder farmers hold the key to lasting rural prosperity. We work directly with farmers to help them unleash their potential to feed Africa’s people and help end the need for aid. Farming doesn’t just provide food, but income and prosperity. Good agriculture can change lives. Farm Africa focuses on transforming agriculture. We help farmers to increase their harvests, protect the environment and sell their produce in thriving markets. By providing support, training in effective farming methods and links to markets, we help to build more profitable farming businesses so that whole communities can lift themselves out of poverty.

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Farm Africa's "Sail to Sustain" on 10th June

Matthew Sleap, Craig Weston, Tom Maher

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Red Jacket, a Contessa 32 yacht, will take part in a sailing challenge from Gosport, Hampshire, to the Nab Tower in the English Channel to raise money for Farm Africa.
Part of the Gosport Charity Pursuit, Red Jacket, crewed by Farm Africa staff, will set off on Saturday, 10th June, to navigate 25 nautical miles round the Nab Tower, with intense tacking and return to come alongside at Gosport with rigging intact within six hours. 
Sponsor the crew to complete the expedition for £1 per nautical mile within the allocated six hours. 
Red Jacket, sponsored by the owner, Richard Clarke, to take part in the challenge, is named after the fastest clipper ever built, capturing the trans-Atlantic record of 13 days on her first crossing from America.
She will be skippered by Craig Weston, and crewed by Matthew Sleap (Mate), Tom Maher, and Danny Everett (Farm Africa).

Farm Africa helps farmers grow more, sell more and sell for more. Farm Africa pioneers techniques that boosts harvests, builds rural incomes, sustains natural resources and helps Africa’s farmers feed Africa’s people in an enduring way.  Look at their website at to see them in action.

If you donate £1 per nautical mile, Farm Africa can provide:

  • 50kg of forage seeds, for rearing livestock.
  • Two high quality goats.
  • A forest products enterprise for a family....... In a sustainanble and enduring way to combat poverty.

Pledge to support Farm Africa in the Gosport Charity Pursuit today!

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14.06.17 Well done Tom and team. PS The Nab Tower looks a former glory of itself.

13.06.17 not bad for a salty old seadog!! well done Tom and the team....

13.06.17 Congratulations Tom ...........

12.06.17 Hope all went well. Look forward to hearing about it on Sunday.

12.06.17 Well done Tom x

09.06.17 Go on Papa! Have a safe trip all and looking forward to hearing about it on your return x

09.06.17 Very best of luck.....maybe we should all get together again one day when you have your land legs back and have dried off!

08.06.17 Good luck Matthew and the Red Jacket Team. Go for it! Anne and Colin x

07.06.17 Good luck, Tom


06.06.17 Hi Tom Good luck with this very worthy venture. Must get together and hear all on your return Love and best wishes Peter and Theresa Bell


06.06.17 Good luck Tom, hope the weather will be better than it is today

28.05.17 Happy tacking Matthew and here's hoping for a strong breeze on the beam both out and back. Have fun.

27.05.17 Good luck Tom, hope your sat nav works better on the sea than the land!!

26.05.17 Hope it goes well and you stay fairly dry!

22.05.17 Good Luck Tom don't fall overboard

15.05.17 Good luck Tom Richard Vee

13.05.17 Good luck with your challenge.

11.05.17 Good luck to all the crew for a successful voyage - the pointy end are the bows and the other end isn't

11.05.17 Good Luck

10.05.17 Good luck Tom. Try and stay on the but of the boat that points up.

10.05.17 Good luck Tom and best wishes to the whole team for a successful and safe trip

08.05.17 Well done and good luck. Hope you enjoy it.


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