Time to Donate Is Now

We need you help to make this important movie and share the importance of Paralympic sailing with the world.

Did you know that the International Paralympic Committee has eliminated sailing from the 2020 games??? Together, let’s show the IPC how wrong they are and get them to reinstate sailing!

Racing to Rio the Movie demonstrates that #Paralympic sailing is not about 16 countries that compete once every four years, it is about the thousands and thousands of kids, warriors and adults that these athletes and games inspire to find their abilities which far surpass their disabilities.

We are not asking you to donate to the film, we are asking your donation to support these amazing athlete/leaders and programs as they mentor the next generation!

Racing to Rio is the spark to create more programs that use sailing to heal, develop communication skills and create the next batch of leaders.

Please visit our Racing to Rio Indiegogo Site right now and make a donation. No time like the present.

Your tax deductible donation makes it all possible.

Please share this post with your friends and families on Facebook, Twitter and by e-mail.

Don’t simply support our mission, be a part of it.

With great appreciation,

Todd & Jen

#paralympics #rio2016 #racing2rio #sailing #documentary #clearwater

9/1 VIP Sponsor Event a Smashing Success!

The preproduction kickoff for Racing to Rio the Movie was well attended by civic and community leaders and a host of great supporters who make Clearwater and Pinellas County the special place that it is.

We cannot thank our Racing to Rio Committee and our event sponsors enough for planning and executing this great evening.

Everyone was treated to great food, great wine, great music and great speeches from guests Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos, Brad Kendell and Warrior Sailing’s Ralf Steitz.
Continue reading 9/1 VIP Sponsor Event a Smashing Success!

Don’t Miss VIP Sponsor Event 9/1 6p-8p

If you plan to attend the VIP Sponsor Event on 9/1, we need your RSVP ASAP.

  • Belloise RealtyMusic to be provided by Guitar Sal Band.
  • Introductions by Mayor George Cretekos
  • Meet Brad Kendell


#Racing2Rio Indiegogo Site is Live!

Please share our Indiegogo site with everyone you know. For those of you who do not know, Indiegogo is a crowdfunding site (like Kickstarter) that caters to independent film fund raising.

Help support Racing to Rio. Lots of contribution categories, lots of goodies to be had…not to mention you will be part of making a movie!

Link: http://igg.me/at/Racing2Rio

No donation is too small!!!

Tell all your friends, neighbors, family members, teachers, students, sailors, even strangers.

All contributions to Racing to Rio are 501(c)(3) tax deductible as allowed.

#clearwater #sailing #r2r #indiegogo #bradkendell


VIP Sponsor Event Set for September 1

If you want to be a VIP Sponsor for Racing to Rio, including Executive Producer credits, you cannot miss this #R2R VIP event at the Lobster Pot Bistro in Clearwater Beach on September 1. Come meet Brad in person, find out how to be part of this incredible project. Only a limited number of VIP sponsorships are available.

Fran Bartlett, proprietor and restaurateur extraordinaire, has graciously made her facility available for this event. (You should also check out her new restaurant: Cocina Aqui Southwest Restaurant & Tequila Bar – Yum!)

RSVP is mandatory for this event. Please contact Jennifer if you wish to attend.

#rio2016 #r2r #racing2rio #clearwater #tampabay #documentary #sonar #bradkendell


Clearwater Community Sailing Center

Clearwater Community Sailing Center

Rich White, program director at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center, has thrown his full support behind Racing to Rio the Movie. CCSC is an official training site for both Olympic and Paralympic sailors around the world.

Camp Awesom
Camp Awesome


CCSC is also home to Camp Awesome, a sailing program dedicated to teaching children who have high functioning Autism or Asperger’s syndrome as well as high function youth with other special needs.

We are extremely excited to welcome CCSC to Racing to Rio!

Another Successful Racing to Rio Committee Meeting at CYC


The Journey Begins

Follow Brad Kendell, athlete and inspiring hero,
on his way to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games!

USA1 Sonar


Produced by

The Barbaro-Gould Foundation, Inc.
HBNB Productions, Inc.

Racing to Rio is far more than the journey of a few elite athletes striving for world records, gold medals and personal bests. Racing to Rio is the story of transformation from individuals overcoming personal challenges to become world-class sailors and heroes who inspire others to face their challenges and live life to the fullest through the sport of sailing. Racing to Rio is literally about Brad Kendell's journey to the Paralympics in Rio 2016, but also serves on a larger scale as a metaphor for all people who face challenges and how they can take on life to win their own "races" by being the best they can be.