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Mitesh Pattni takes on Clipper Round the World Race challenge

- Racing to raise £250,000 for Charity -

Mitesh Chandubhai Pattni


Mitesh (Mick) Pattni, son of Chandubhai Mohanlal Pattni and Hansaben Chandubhai Pattni (Vaya) of Birmingham will be taking on life changing challenge called "Clipper Round the World Race".

Mitesh is a one of very few British Indian men to sail around the world with clipper round the world race.


This Challenge is a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world and involves twelve 70ft sailing boats racing each other around the world.

The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other.

The challenge in itself is not easy, but it is facing battle against the forces of Mother Nature, such as hurricane force winds, icebergs, wind holes, squalls and humidity and
most challenging conditions on the planet.

Toughest ocean racing challenge

Since the first Clipper Race crew left Plymouth in October 1996 on board eight 60-foot yachts, the race's increase in size is almost immeasurable.

Today more than 4,000 people and three generations of Clipper ocean racing fleets have competed in what is known to be the world's toughest ocean racing challenge.


Mitesh's rigorous training

Mitesh will be training rigorously for this challenge from now until August 2017 which will prepare him for different skills required for this challenge as well as mental and physical fitness.
Also to be multi-disciplined, part of high performance team that will function in every condition that Mother Nature can throw at it.

The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other

The boats will leave London at the end of August 2017 and arrive back in England at the end of July 2018. The race is split into 8 legs with stops in Rio, Cape Town, Albany (Western Australia),
Sydney, Qingdao, Seattle and New York. This means Mitesh will be spending nearly a year at sea, with demanding conditions such as sleeping for 3 hours, on a very basic diet and burning
around 5000 calories per day. Mitesh will also be expected to face with serious challenges such as dealing with other people on the boat. He will be sharing a very tight space with about 20
other people and sleeping in a cramped bunk often at 45 degree angles in a storm.

Despite the fact that Mitesh is a complete novice and never sailed before, with his passion, courage, enthusiasm, devotion to humanity and positive attitude, he is ready to take on this record
breaking challenge, as he wants to make a difference to life of children who are fighting for their lives on a daily basis, and for their families who battle alongside, caring for their children and
often giving up their own lives
.  Mitesh is true inspiration to the Pattni Soni community worldwide.

Racing for a Noble Cause - Target to raise £250,000

Mitesh is taking on this challenge to raise funds for a charity called Make-a-wish UK. This charity grant wishes to children who are battling with life threatening disability/illnesses.
Mitesh says "this charity takes the child away from their day to day struggles and give them a day that they are actually dreaming of".

Mitesh is requesting sponsorship and donation to raise the funds for this challenge, which is relative to the size of the task that he is taking on.

Appeal to donate generously

Mitesh's target is to raise £250,000 for this charity, of which approximately £50,000 will pay for the race, which means if 500 people sponsor him £500 or 1000 people sponsor him £250
that means together we will have raised the substantial amount to change the lives of these children and their families. Mitesh will be grateful for any amount that is donated, but please be generous

If you have any questions at all about this, please call Mitesh or message him on 07841645555.

Please make cheques payable to "Mitesh Pattni" as he has a separate account set up for the charity.

Cheques can be send to Mitesh at the following address:

38 Belle Walk
B13 9DB

Donations can also be made online by visiting

If you would like more information about this account you can speak to Mitesh or Liam at the make-a-wish UK offices.

For further details you can also visit Mitesh's website


Watch the video below to appreciate what kind of fierce forces of nature Mitesh will have to encounter!