Make it happen!
Sailowtech is a non-profit association run by student volunteers. It therefore depends exclusively on donations from private and public individuals. Naturally, we give priority to second-hand equipment and destocking, both to minimize our costs and to participate in the collective effort to reduce our consumption. As our aim is to maximize our impact and make the voice of the Ocean resound as loudly and as far as possible, every financial aid represents an additional potential for action!
If you’d like to play your part in increasing our impact, there are a number of ways you can do so! You can directly support our current project, Atlantea, or make a more general donation to the Sailowtech association.
Support Atlantea Expedition
The Atlantea expedition is Sailowtech’s first expedition. It is a one-year sailing expedition that contributes to the understanding of the ocean by combining science, awareness-raising and minimization of the environmental footprint. The project is a first for Switzerland and the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), linking Switzerland to France and to the North Atlantic Ocean and its people. The Atlantea expedition is Sailowtech’s biggest project to date, and its scope is international, both in terms of the necessary cultural exchanges and active participation in collaborative low-tech scientific research.
This project is supported by the Ocean Trotter association, which lends us its sailboat and has been with us from the outset. It ensures that the crew travels safely and with the right tools. Logistics are our biggest cost center. So we set up a crowdfunding scheme in the name of Ocean Trotter, which allows you to receive a few small gifts from the crew along the way. All the money raised will be reinvested in the Atlantea project. Ocean Trotter is recognized as a public interest organization in France.
Donations are therefore tax-exempt for French citizens, at 66% for individuals and 60% for companies. However, you can of course make a donation from other countries. You can uncheck the commission for the Hello Asso platform at the time of payment.
It is also possible to support Atlantea through the Sailowtech association, based in Switzerland, as specified in the section below.
Support the Sailowtech association
If you would like to support a particular Sailowtech project, you can specify this at the time of payment or contact (e.g. “For Atlantea”). If you do not specify, Sailowtech will allocate the money according to its needs.
Make a donation
Bank details (Swiss account):
IBAN: CH29 0900 0000 1612 5552 8
NB: Donations are not tax-deductible.
Becoming a sponsor
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