Two in the blue are setting off for an epic journey where we will be alone amidst the awesome blue ocean. However, in the months before we set off we are definitely not alone and will be relying upon some very generous donors to get us ready to set sail. We are still working on reaching our funding targets through philanthropic grants, private sponsors and equipment sponsors. If you are interested in contributing to this endeavour, you can do so directly by clicking on the donation button below.
Alternatively, you can deposit donations directly to our expedition bank account:
bank: bank coop
account holder: Leonie Suter
IBAN: CH54 0844 0253 4407 9200 4
You can contact us for more details at contact [at] twointheblue.com for a full copy of the project plan, budget and funding targets. Further information about Current Sponsors, Funding targets and our Equipment requirements is provided below.
The Reef Life Survey programme has generated arguably the most wide-ranging marine ecological data set worldwide, and is recognised as one of the very few available for tracking whether countries are achieving targets associated the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD). The contributions from this project will fill some of the last remaining gaps in coverage for this survey initiative. Reef Life Survey are providing SCUBA compressor equipment and cylinders for the project
Ocean Leisure is London’s premier marine and water-sports store offering a huge range of equipment and support for activities on the water. They have offered the project assistance though discounts on photographic equipment and assistance in promoting the projects conservation goals.
Digital Explorer is a social enterprise that engages young people in global issues for a better future. Their unique projects utilize the latest communication technologies to bring the frontier of science and exploration live to the classroom – the result is empowering youth interaction like never before. The Academy of Exploration is the place where this connection happens – the place where a journey of a few becomes a gateway for learning and understanding for many.
Timmissartok foundation has generously offered the first contribution towards “Two in the Blue”. This small grant will be used to assist in development of the website and will contribute towards communication equipment. Many thanks for starting us on the path to adventure!
Engel fridges have become an Australian icon for delivereing reliable performance in the tough conditons of the Australian outback. Engel Australia have generously donated a portable fridge unit to Two in the Blue to keep our tucker cold.
Two in the blue is seeking some sponsorship in the form of equipment. We will need a wide range of gear of the highest quality to make it through the many miles of open ocean and ice that lie between the two poles. If you can assist us in the provision of any of the following items we would be delighted to hear from you. Two in the blue will return the favour by showcasing your product in some of the most rugged environments in the word, providing a product review, photographs of equipment in use and a link to your website.
SCUBA equipment: Two in the blue will be exploring the high seas and the depths of the icy oceans! We are seeking two full sets of SCUBA equipment capable of operating in cold water environments. We are also seeking dry-suits, fins, masks and other related equipment.
Kayaks: Kayaks provide the perfect platform for exploring amidst the ice while savouring the silence of the vast polar landscapes. Due to space limitations aboard Widdershins we are seeking collapsible kayaks capable of standing up to the harsh polar conditions.
Sails: Widdershins will be at sea for months at a time – we need the best quality sails to make sure we cross the boundless ocean safely. We are seeking sponsorship to completely replace all sails (Main, Mizzen, Genoa) and are happy to include a prominent logo on the new sails.
Skis: What better way to explore the poles than on skis? We are seeking good quality back-country skis and associated equipment to get us around on shore and to help us explore the frozen poles.
Polar clothing: Two in the blue will be facing hard conditions and we need clothing and outer shells to keep us warm and dry. We need good quality offshore sailing shells and also plenty of warm layers!
Camera housing and equipment: Two in the blue need good photographic equipment to capture the wonderful landscapes and wilderness encountered during the trip. We use Canon equipment for still photography and are looking for an underwater housing, a spare camera and also film equipment.
Fishing equipment: Two in the blue will be living off the sea wherever possible – this means lots of fishing! We are looking for good quality rods and reels as well as a good, well-stocked tackle box suitable for blue water fishing.