First Egyptian Windsurfing World Champion

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Mohamed Aid's achievable goal to become a world champion in windsurfing.
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Campaign successfully funded on: 14 Jul,2017

This project has been successfully funded with $1,660 (161%)

Feeling lost and don't know what all of this is about?

In April 2017 an international windsurf competition was held in Dahab, with world class competitors participating. One rider showed up with nothing but his wetsuit and asked to borrow windsurfing gear from other riders in order to participate. And he won the competition without having his own equipment.

That windsurfer is Mohamed Aid.

Mohamed Aid grew up in Dahab, South Sinai in a Bedouin family and as a boy spent most of his time in the sea. One day he made friends with tourists from Europe who introduced windsurfing to him. And this is where the passion began from the young age. He proved to be extraordinarily talented in that sport learning new tricks in no time.

Now fast forward a few years Mohamed is a young man who is performing at world champion level in windsurfing. He has a title of national champion of Egypt and got 1st place in a number of international competitions held locally in Dahab. He has the capability of reaching top position in the Professional Windsurfing Association (PWA), but lacks financial resources to do so. As now professional windsurfing eqipment - both board and sails - are very expensive.

Normally riders at his level are sponsored, but to get sponsorship he needs first to have his own equipment and participate in world championships to get the recognition.

Here's where we need your help. We need funds to buy the latest windsurfing equipment and cover the costs of traveling and competing in one of the PWA events in Europe. 

Mohamed Aid has a really good chance of getting top position in world windsurf. And this will be a first for Egypt - a possible Egyptian windsurfing world champion.

Having an Egyptian in such a high position in PWA ranking will help shine the light on and promote water sport tourism in Egypt which should get more recognition as one of the world's best windsurfing and kitesurfing destinations.

Hopefully this campaign will kick off Mohamed Aid's professional career as a windsurfer. After competing he should easily be able to get sponsorship to pursue the championship further. 

The funds collected will be spent on:
- windsurfing equipment;

- travel and visa expenses;

- expenses during the training weeks and competition (accomodation, registration fee etc.).






kaupo mellis
09 Jul,2017
$50

John Murphy
30 Jun,2017
$50

Mihi Shayne
26 Jun,2017
$50

Peter Zierlein
13 Jun,2017
$15

Jeannette Hassan
06 Jun,2017
$150

Mehnosh Noorzaei
31 May,2017
$20

Free Workshop group
31 May,2017
$11

Anya
30 May,2017
$27

Vicky Wegmann
30 May,2017
$3

Grazyna M. Mamaj
28 May,2017
$50

Daria Mamaj
28 May,2017
$50

Jernej Kriznar
23 May,2017
$7

Arvi Kitefamily
23 May,2017
$50

Luigi Simoncini
20 May,2017
$15

Morad Eliwa
20 May,2017
$50

Loick Spicher
19 May,2017
$15

Amr Afifi
19 May,2017
$15

Anonymous
19 May,2017
$100

Cibas
19 May,2017
$15

Anonymous
19 May,2017
$15

Joey Altmann
18 May,2017
$15

Diana M-va
18 May,2017
$50

Frans
18 May,2017
$15

Ahmed Refaei
18 May,2017
$150

ben swyre
18 May,2017
$50

Ahmed Talaat
17 May,2017
$50

Damian De Backer
16 May,2017
$25

Fuchs
16 May,2017
$15

Omar Waly
16 May,2017
$167

Mostafa Roushdy
16 May,2017
$50

Roger Renggli
16 May,2017
$50

Satta Man
15 May,2017
$50

Nerijus Surfhouse
15 May,2017
$50

Kriste Surfhouse
15 May,2017
$50

Keith Angus
15 May,2017
$50

Mantas
15 May,2017
$15

  15 Jul,2017


FUND-RAISING Project FINAL UPDATE

Guys, my project is over – it has lasted for 2 months during which I received all kind of support from having my project shared by hundreds to receiving financial donations. Altogether we have raised a total sum of around $1,700 which will be enough to cover only a part of all my worldship championship challenge expenses. But I am and will do my best to nevertheless achieve my target this year. And I am still looking for sponsors and am open for your offers – I’m particularly calling out to Egyptian companies as my #1 goal is to be a worthy representative of Egypt internationally!

I wanna thank a lot of people:

- first of all YOU - my amazing friends by whom most of the donations were actually made and if we've never met thank you for believing in me and supporting my project financially – your help cannot be appreciated enough or expressed by words!

- all my friends’ and people’s support throughout the Interner – my posts and videos were shared & viewed by thousands, I got an article written about me and got offered help by strangers (already friends :) ) with delivering or lending equipment to compete and making a video for me, not to mention all words of support I have received. All this not only made my story heard about, but made windsurfing more popular in Egypt as well!

- all those who took part in my windsurf workshop and who’re visiting my camp in Blue Lagoon (Abo Aid Surf Camp) and taking my lessons, getting passionate about water sports. You’re the best!

- and of course those people without whom all this project just wouldn’t be possible – my team “behind the scenes”: Maria Chernysheva (the soul of communication, project visionand inspiration), Omar Waly (the master of strategy, marketing and clear thought, my wave sailing buddy), Daniel Isichenko ("Focus wave" video production – he've created the "face"of my project and he’s the one who’ll make your best video ever). You’re stars! 

The thanking video(s) – your rewards – are coming in the nearest couple of months as I’m preparing something special for you! Yeahhhh!!!!!!!! And those of you who’ve chosen a lesson with me can claim it any time – just give me a call or message me to arrange the date&time. ;)
If you wish to swap your reward or give it to someone else just let me know. :)
Contacts: +201065361994 mohamedaidwindsurf@gmail.com 
www.facebook.com/mohamedaidwindsurf/

THANK YOU ALL! ONE LOVE!

Mohamed


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Janub Sina', Egypt
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Hi, my name is Mohamed Aid. I found out that I was born a windsurfer. I enjoy spending time on the water with my brothers and friends and every time we are having a lot of fun. I'd love to…

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  Rewards

$3 or more
→    THANKING VIDEO FROM MOHAMED

1997 Available

Your name along with the names of other contributors will be included in the thanking video from Mohamed.
$15 or more
→    THANKING VIDEO FROM MOHAMED

188 Available

Your name will be put in Mohamed's thanking video.
$50 or more
→    PERSONAL THANKING VIDEO FROM MOHAMED

82 Available

Mohamed will make a video specially for you!
$150 or more
→    WINDSURF OR KITESURF LESSON WITH MOHAMED

47 Available

You will have a private 1-hour lesson with Mohamed in Dahab/Blue Lagoon. Windsurf or kitesurf - up to you!
$500 or more
→    ONE-NIGHT STAY IN BLUE LAGOON

50 Available

You will have a one-day and one-night stay in one of the nicest huts (food included) in Abo Aid Surf Camp in Blue Lagoon, Dahab.
$800 or more
→    YOUR STICKER ON MOHAMED'S SAIL (3 MONTHS)

5 Available

You will get a space in the middle or down part of Mohamed's sail where he will put your sticker (company's name or logo) and keep it there for 3 months. This will give you good promotion as your sticker will be seen by many people on Mohamed's pictures, videos and during all his activities on the water.
$1000 or more
→    2-DAY TRIP TO BLUE LAGOON + SURF LESSON

8 Available

You will get a trip organized for you from Dahab to Blue Lagoon with 2-night accomodation in one of the best huts of Abo Aid Surf Camp (food included) and 2-hour private lesson from Mohamed. You choose - windsurf or kitesurf.
$1500 or more
→    YOUR STICKER ON MOHAMED'S SAIL (6 MONTHS)

3 Available

You will get a space in the middle or down part of Mohamed's sail where he will put your sticker (company's name or logo) and keep it there for 6 months. This will give you good promotion as your sticker will be seen by many people on Mohamed's pictures, videos and during all his activities on the water (training and international competitions).
$2000 or more
→    YOUR STICKER ON THE TOP PART OF MOHAMED'S SAIL (6 MONTHS)

1 Available

You will get a space on the top part of Mohamed's sail where he will put your sticker (company's name or logo) and keep it there for 6 months. The top window of the sail is the most eye-catching part as it is seen even when the rider is hidden behind the waves. It will give you a very good promotion as your sticker will be seen by many people on Mohamed's pictures, videos and during all his activities on the water (training and international competitions).
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