«Around Australia»

Call for donations: open

Start of crowdfunding: January 27, 2019

Goal: to circumnavigate Australia in a 25 foot yacht.

Time limit: one year (counting from arrival in Australia on June 15, 2019), then becoming three years as the country closed its interstate borders due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

See the map and check out how it is all going.

Funds needed: AUD $10 000 (€6000)

Participate by supporting sy L’Envol and her crew with a donation:

or via bank transfer:
ANZ (Australia and New Zealand)
IBAN (international)

Funds gathered:

AUD $10 287 / €6172

Thank you: Dave & Michelle (Australia), Laurent (France), Jean-Paul B (France), Paulo (Portugal), Alexandre (France), Isabelle & William (France), Tamar Yacht Club (Australia), Bev & Rob (Australia), Debbie & Nelson (Australia), Nicolas (France), Pa’ & Mam’ (France), Joseph (France), Zoltán (Hungary), Jojo & Cécile (France), Patrick (France), Michael (Australia), Chris (United Kingdom), Tiiu (Estonia), Bruce (Australia), Anne & Phil (Australia), Chris & Margie (Australia), Jonathan & Wendy (Australia), Auli & Hannu (Finland), David (Australia), Cécile (New-Caledonia), Sue & Ray (Australia), Bruno (France), Gwendal (France), Phil & Nad (France), Christophe Henry (France), Jérôme S (Reunion Island), Jean-Paul AS (France), Jérôme L (France), Vonvon (France), Tantine (France)



Previous projects:

2021-2022. «Critical Equipment»: A need to do something about our anchor, very rusty after 520 anchorages, had a ripple effect that led us to a different rode concept. Instead of buying a new anchor, the Spade has been re-galvanised, with a longer, stronger and lighter 6mm lifting chain replacing our bulky 8mm chain. Carried out in Australia. Funds gathered: 610 Euros. Call for donations: closed.

Thank you: Pa’ & Mam’ (France), Debbie & Nelson (Australia), Jojo & Cécile (France), Amanda (Australia), Paul (Sweden), Phil P (Germany), Laurent (France), Ken (Australia)

Very special thanks go to Jonathan Neeves from Sydney (Australia), without whose good will, advice, contacts, logistical help, materials, unconditional time and work he did in his shed before and after galvanising, this project would have had a very different outcome. All that he did for free and without having ever met us!

2020-2021. «Critical Equipment»: New autopilot control screen for sy L’Envol. Carried out in Australia. Funds gathered: 540 Euros. Call for donations: closed.

Thank you: Tantine (France), Ted & Lisa (Australia)


2020. «Surgery»: An impressive public hospital bill was paid after Christophe’s thumb got into an accident and needed stitching up.


Friends in Murdunna had given us a hand sewing new upholstery for our v-berth and bunks, in turn we offered our help cutting firewood. What could have been a beautiful example of community work, ended abruptly with Christophe’s thumb getting caught between a log and the hydraulic wood splitter. He was rushed to the public hospital in Hobart, 100 km away, to find out that he had been extremely lucky – all bones were intact as well as the nerves. A plastic surgery was still necessary to fix him up but there is a likely chance of full recovery.

Our gratitude goes to: good drivers Tim and Carol, Rob and Gina, David and Kathryn; friendly and professional Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency and Short Stay Surgery teams; David and Kathryn for offering us their home and care in Hobart. To our anchorage neighbour, Two Dogs, for his patience and precision during the delicate task of removing the stitches.

Nonetheless the hospital bill adds up to more than what is our 4 months budget.Close

Carried out in Australia. Funds gathered: 2115 Euros. Call for donations: closed.

Thank you: Dave & Michelle (Australia), Bev & Rob (Australia), Sindi & Peter (Australia), Phillipa (Australia), Jane & Marc (French Polynesia), Victoria & Ben (Australia), Jean (France), Lyndon (Australia), Jérôme (France), Jojo & Cécile (France), Gilles (France), Georges (France), Bruno (France), Philippe (France), Claude (France), Phil & Nad (France), Jean-Paul (France), Luca (Spain), Charles (France), Yann (France), Lulu (France), Christophe Henry (France), Vonvon (France), Richard (USA), Laurent (France), Régis (France), Isabelle & William (France)

2020. «Critical Equipment»: New batteries for sy L’Envol. Carried out in Australia. Funds gathered: 360 Euros. Call for donations: closed.

Thank you: Jérôme (France), Gerry & Rosy (Australia), Joke (Netherlands)


2017-2018. «Dress her up!»: Antifouling and new sails for sy L’Envol. Carried out in Fiji and New Caledonia. Funds gathered: 2120 Euros. Call for donations: closed.

Thank you: Jojo & Cécile (France), Julian (France), Siiri (Estonia), Little Ship Club (New-Zealand), Riki (New-Zealand), Mam’ (France), Phil & Nad (France), Jean-Paul (France), Phillip (United Kingdom), François (France), Jean (France), Jacques & Sophie (France), Patrick L (France), Jérôme S (Reunion Island), Luca (Spain), Jérôme L (France), Alex (France), Vonvon (France), Etienne (France), Chris (United Kingdom), Renat (France), Philippe C (France), Patrick G (France), Auré (France), Tchouky (France), Pierre (France), Philippe B (France), Stéphane (France)

2016-2017. «Fit as a fiddle»: Many boatworks carried out on sy L’Envol in Tahiti. Funds gathered: 1100 Euros. Material support: 3300 Euros. Call for donations: closed.

Thank you: Henri (France), Jean (France), Daniel (Estonia), Vladimir (Estonia), Stéphane & Anne (Madera), Jojo & Cécile (France), Geneviève (France), Pierre (France)

2016. «Provisioning»: Astronomical prices in French Polynesia inspire the crew of sy L’Envol to start their first crowdfunding appeal. Carried out in the Gambier Islands. Funds gathered: 625 Euros. Call for donations: closed.

Thank you: Daniel (Estonia), Stephane (Switzerland), Phil & Nad (France), Jérôme (France), Pa’ (France)

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