Jet skiing for a good cause

16/01/2017

HE'S known as a world-renowned mountain bike course designer.
But Cairns local Glen Jacobs makes sure his year of travelling always includes the Trinity Powersports Sea-Fari on Australia Day.
Mr Jacobs ironically bought the very first jetski in Cairns – back in 1979 from Wayne Leonard.
“I’m only on my fourth jetski now they have come such a long way and give you so much freedom,” Mr Jacobs said.
“Having a jetski and going out to the islands is like four wheel driving on water – you get to explore so many places that most people just don’t see. And there is nowhere in Australia like Cairns for jetskiing. You can’t do what we do in Sydney or Melbourne or the Gold Coast – we’ve got the Great Barrier Reef,” he said. “There are a lot of people who’ve never had their jetski in salt water so this is a great way to go for an adventure on the ocean in an organised way
Mr Jacobs said the event was awesome to support because not only was it a lot of fun, but it was great to support improving cancer services in the Far North.
“I’ve got quite a few close friends dealing with cancer at the moment so fundraising for cancer services in this way, is a way of helping them. All of us together can make a big difference,” Mr Jacobs said.
The Trinity Powersports Sea-Fari is a jetski powered island hop through the Great Barrier Reef’s iconic northern waters – between Yorkeys Knob and Port Douglas, on Australia Day each year.
Considered one of the most spectacular jet-ski routes in the world, the event raises money for the Cancer Care Ward at Cairns Hospital via donations to the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation. The funds raised are used to enrich the lives of people undergoing treatment for cancer in Far North Queensland.
Sea-Fari is in memory of Cairns Hospital cancer patient Brian ‘Unit’ Wilson whose vision for an aquatic fundraising event has generated more than $140,000 since its inception in 2011.
Foundation fundraising and marketing manager Glenys Duncombe said participants were aiming to raise $50,000 this year, which would go towards improving services and equipment for cancer patients in the Far North.
“This is a really fun event which is a lovely way to celebrate Australia Day – by helping your fellow Australian who is dealing with cancer,” Ms Duncombe said.
To participate in Trinity Powersports Sea-Fari, buy a raffle ticket or donate, CLICK HERE.

Photo: Glen Jacobs knows how to have fun on a jetski!

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