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Two Oceans Aquarium hosts sailing challenge to raise funds for charity

Three sailors are sailing across the I&J Ocean Exhibit Tank at the aquarium until 10 on Monday morning.

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CAPE TOWN - The Two Oceans Aquarium are playing host to a 24-hour optimist sailing challenge to raise funds for charity.

The Little Optimist Trust teamed up with the National Sea Rescue Institute and the Aquarium Foundation to find new ways of raising funds amid a global pandemic.

Three sailors are sailing across the I&J Ocean Exhibit Tank at the aquarium until 10 on Monday morning.

Clothed in their life jackets and protective gear, the Little Optimist Trust’s Greg Bertish, the Aquarium Foundation’s Maryke Musson and NSRI Chief Dr Cleeve Robertson aim to raise R20,000 by the end of this 24-hour period.

Musson said the money they raise will be utilised in a number of ways, including saving sea turtles and distributing books to kids in underprivileged communities.

Those who are unable to check out the exhibit can pledge their support by donating online.

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