About the project

Sarah Davis' goal is to be the first woman to paddle the length of the river Nile, the world’s longest river. The Nile flows along some 6,850km, taking in in some of the world’s most extraordinary terrain from its source in Rwanda, through to the end in Egypt where it meets the Mediterranean Sea.


She is a long-time life saver at North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club. It's thanks to being a member here that she developed her passion for kayaking by becoming a surf ski paddler. That put her on the path to this


She represented Australia in the 2017 Internal Canoe Federation Ocean Racing World Championships in Hong Kong, taking out gold in her category. This sport is her passion and she wants to encourage more people into it.


The success of this trip goes way beyond making it to the end or being the first. It’s about the journey and it’s about:

  • encouraging more women into the wonderful sport of kayaking and canoeing
  • building a community of ‘Winning Women’, encouraging and inspiring each other to get out of their comfort zones, embark on an adventure and do something they may never have thought possible
  • raising $100k for CARE Australia, who empower women and girls to fulfil their potential, helping them out of poverty
  • bringing as many people on journey as possible, whether paddling with her, following the progress, being a Winning Woman or donating to CARE Australia

The total cost for this expedition is $150k. This includes equipment, clothing, travel and freight, insurance, an assistance team, security and guides, medicines and nutrition.

There are sponsors already on board and your donation will go towards making this ground breaking Australian expedition a reality and hopefully be the inspiration for many to follow in Sarah's footsteps into the sport of canoeing and kayaking and adventurous pursuits.

  • Eric Wegman

    Best Wishes Sarah Looking forward to your success Good Luck Eric Wegman

  • Mike Hemingway

    Paddle on, Sarah. You are truly inspirational. All the very best for your adventure.

  • Richard Salmon

    Best of luck and stay safe Sarah. All the preparation will be worth it.

  • Gavin Clark

    You go girl, amazing adventures and experience for those that chase, looking forward to following the journey.

  • Paul DellOro

    Great to get the newsletter today, hope all the prep is going well

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