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Le Tournoi pushes the boat out

Le Tournoi pushes the boat out

| December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Disabled and disadvantaged Islanders will be able to enjoy the thrill of powerboating from next year, after the charity Le Tournoi gave the go-ahead for the construction of a new £150,000 fast catamaran for the Island. Wetwheels Jersey is based on the unique service provided by quadriplegic sailor, Geoff Holt MBE from his base on […]

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An Olympic Torch Continues to Inspire – 5,500 Miles From Home

An Olympic Torch Continues to Inspire – 5,500 Miles From Home

| September 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

An Olympic torch used in the Jersey leg of the London 2012 Torch Relay in July has recently returned from inspiring less fortunate children more than 5,500 miles away in Guatemala. Torchbearer Andy Le Seelleur is Chairman of local charity Le Tournoi, which has sponsored five children for seven years through a partnership with UK […]

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Joy and smiles on board Wetwheels with Le Tournoi

Joy and smiles on board Wetwheels with Le Tournoi

| May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Nearly a hundred disabled young Islanders and their carers enjoyed a rare opportunity to experience life on the ocean wave at the weekend. Le Tournoi, the charity that raises funds for local causes through sporting activities, organised the boat trips on board a specially constructed catamaran over the Bank Holiday weekend. World renowned quadriplegic sailor […]

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Geoff Holt takes up Le Tournoi Sailing Challenge

Geoff Holt takes up Le Tournoi Sailing Challenge

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

One of Britain’s best-known and inspirational disabled sailors has agreed to become the patron of the Le Tournoi Sailing Challenge. Geoff Holt MBE is an ex professional yachtsman who was paralysed in a swimming accident in 1984. Rather than abandon his love of the sea, he set about proving that being disabled need not be […]

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Le Tournoi Sailing Challenge Qualifies for European Championships

Le Tournoi Sailing Challenge Qualifies for European Championships

| August 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Le Tournoi Sailing Challenge 2011 has been awarded European Championship status for the Benetau 40.7 class of racer/cruisers. Britannia Events, based in the Solent, is authorised by the European Sailing Federation (EUROSAF) to decide which event shall act as the European championships for the class, and they have chosen Le Tournoi. More than 10 […]

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Le Tournoi and Longueville Manor Join for Footballing Heroes

| June 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sports charity Le Tournoi and Jersey’s only five star luxury hotel may seem unlikely bedfellows, but the two organisations have joined together to provide an experience to remember for some of the Island’s sporting heroes. Children from a number of local charities and community groups will take part in a special football event, involving top […]

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Would you like to climb a volcano?

| September 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Local charity Le Tournoi is looking for volunteers to take part in its 2011 Guatemala Challenge. Last year three members of the charity climbed active volcanoes to raise funds for Jersey charities as well as the only non-local beneficiary, Education for the Children Foundation, which provides a safe haven for Guatemala’s poorest children. John Hanley, […]

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