University student and Erasmus Student Network Malta president, Luca Arrigo, will take part in a gruelling 24-hour kayak mission around the Maltese islands on Saturday 11 July 2020.
Luca, who is currently following a Masters’ Degree at the University, joins 7 other kayakers including local environmentalist Cami Appelgren, as well as veteren kayakers David Abela, Karl Borg, Alan Borg, Chris Mercieca, and Dorian Vassallo and Albert Gambina, both of whom are currently training to kayak from Greece to Malta in aid of Kayak for Charity.
The group will kayak 105km in an anti-clockwise direction starting at Golden Sands at 15:00 and make their way to Filfa by sunset and then onwards to Birżebbuġa for their first rest stop. After that, they will kayak past the Grand Harbour towards the tip of Malta at Aħrax Point, go all the way round Gozo and back to their starting point.
The team of kayakers are helping to raise funds for local NGO St John Rescue Corps towards the purchasing of a new rescue boat.
The St John Rescue Corps is the Maltese voluntary rescue services and assists authorities in any kind of emergency scenario by having their volunteers on standby at all times ready to support in firefighting, water rescue, first aid, or high angle rescue.
“Our seas are a risky place, and donating towards the St Johns rescue corps is one way of safeguarding our fellow friends on the water – a noble service run by the bravest volunteers”, said Luca.