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Mission RASI gets Royal and Presidential endorsement

Mission RASI gets Royal and Presidential endorsement
Mission “Row Around Singapore Island” (RASI) has received Royal and Presidential endorsement with less than week to before the 140 km charity row to raise funds for the Mission to Seafarers.

The Mission to Seafarers’ President Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal of the United Kingdom and by President Tony Tan Keng Yam of the Republic of Singapore have both offered their endorsement to the rowers who aim to circumnavigate Singapore island in just 24 hours next week.

HRH The Princess Royal said: “For our volunteers from Singapore's diverse and international maritime community, many of whom have never rowed before, to row around Singapore Island in 24 hours during Singapore's Maritime week in the Republic's Golden Anniversary Year is an audacious objective and I applaud the vision of those who proposed the concept.”

President Tony Tan Keng Yam said: “As a global hub port and leading international maritime centre, Singapore welcomes to our shores every day some 12,000 seafarers from all over the world. These seafarers form the backbone of the shipping industry, and play an essential role in supporting the global trade.

“Given the challenging nature of the work and the demanding conditions at sea, The Mission to Seafarers performs an important function in championing seafarer welfare, and offering support to these dedicated men and women in various areas of their need.”

RASI has an ambitious target of raising SGD750,000 for the Mission to Seafarers.

The two traditional Cornish Pilot Gigs will start the row from Resorts World Sentosa at 11am on Wednesday 22 April.