Biggest Boating Challenge Raising Funds for Cancer to Depart from Melbourne Boat Show

1 Man, 1 boat and 16,500km of challenging ocean and 120 days of unforgettable fishing

Fish For Life is a fundraising organisation that is raising funds for the Cancer Council Australia by taking on one of the biggest boating and fishing challenges ever, Fish For Life’s skipper Mark Ratchford will depart Melbourne Boat Show on Sunday, June 19th 2016 to embark on a quest to raise funds to find a cure for cancer whilst circumnavigating Australia, stopping at destinations along the way.

Accompanied by a dedicated ground crew, Mark will travel 1,507 Kilometres across the Great Australian bite, between Esperance and Ceduna, this challenge may take up to 50hrs straight only stopping to meet the tender vessel for refueling.

In addition, he will cross the notorious Bass Strait in the middle of winter enduring freezing and rough conditions, navigating through the hole in the wall at Guluwuru Island Northern Territory, and not to forget the risk involved in getting through the Horizontal Falls.

Its not all risk and danger for the guys, they will experience our nations wonders visiting some of the most picturesque locations on earth right here in Australia. They will enjoy the opportunity to explore.

Deserted Islands, The Great Barrier Reef, The Kimberleys and the breathtaking cliffs of the Great Australian Bite. Mark will also have the opportunity to fish areas that are not visited often by man.  The variety of fish species caught along the way will vary from Marlin and Tuna to Bream and Mullet, Fish For Life practices responsible release of fish and only keep fish to feed the crew whilst traveling.  With the help of the fishing fraternity Fish For Life will raise the much needed funds to help cancer patients in every state of Australia.

Get on board. join us in this epic journey so together we can help as many people as possible.

Setting sail from the Melbourne Boat Show on Sunday, June 19th 2016, visit the team at the show and help raise funds and awareness for this great cause!

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