Sailing For Aidric Hunt


mike barnett
Clarity Sailing Adventures
New Port Richey, FL

by mike barnett

Sailing For Aidric Hunt

26 December 2010: Clarity Sailing Adventures will be dedicating their entry into the 2011 Everglades Challenge Race this March 5th to helping raise funds and awareness for The Aidric Hunt Assistance Fund.

Mike and Susan Barnett of Clarity Sailing Adventures humbly announce that they will be dedicating their entry into the 2011 Everglades Challenge Race this March 5th to helping raise funds and awareness for Aidric Hunt, whose mother was tragically murdered in a case of domestic violence, along with honoring the memory of his mother, Larsen.

Aidric Hunt is a 5 year old child with Autism, and he needs special care. His mother Larsen, a 25 year old Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit nurse, was doing a wonderful job of caring and nurturing him, but she was taken away forever on October 26th 2010. Aidric has a wonderful family support unit, but they need all of our help with the special care he requires. To this end, they have established the Aidric Hunt Assistance Fund ( ), which will help not only Aidric, but other Autistic children and their mothers, especially single mothers, with all the challenges they will face in life.

The Everglades Challenge is an unsupported, expedition style adventure race for kayaks, canoes, and small sailboats. It starts at Ft. Desoto Park in Clearwater, Florida, and ends on Key Largo. There are 3 checkpoints on the way to the finish, and the distance is roughly 300 nautical miles depending on your course selection. There is a time limit of 8 days or less.

There will be a specially designated sail available for signing at various fundraisers leading up to the Challenge (a $10.00 minimum donation will be recommended), along with “Sail A Thon” pledge forms, where you can sign up to donate a suggested minimum of $.10 per mile sailed. After the Challenge, the sail will be presented to Aidric and his family as a permanent memento of our sail, and, more importantly, of all the people out there who care. An online map of the race will be available, with near-real-time tracking of the competitors. More information about the Everglades Challenge can be found at and more about Clarity Sailing Adventures can be found at

If you wish to pledge a donation via email, please contact us at

Clarity Sailing Adventures will also be seeking sponsorship for certain items to be used during the Challenge, such as drysuits, entry fee, the sail to be donated to Aidric, and other items. Please be aware that any money donated will go directly to the Aidric Hunt Assistance Fund, unless specifically noted that the donation is to be used to help fund our entry in the 2011 Everglades Challenge. If you would like to assist in sponsoring Clarity Sailing Adventures’ entry, please contact Mike Barnett at

We are honored to be able to help, and we hope that many of our fellow sailors, along with non-sailors, will join with us to make Aidric’s life, along with many other lives, happy and healthy.

We are using sailing as one method of physical and mental self-improvement, and sharing that knowledge with others.

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