Group sails to Mexico to help underprivileged children

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SAN DIEGO - A group of friends are sailing to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in a small sailboat to help underprivileged children.

On Monday night, the 27-foot "Fandango" left the Marina Cortez where it had been docked for several months.

Scott Kemp and Ryan Greenspan, both professional paintball players, and another friend who once worked for the U.S. Coast Guard, toyed with the idea of going on a long term sailing trip, saying it was on their bucket lists.

Now that they have the Fandango, they plan on going on a 7 to 10 day trip to Cabo San Lucas, where they plan to sell it, and give 100 percent of the proceeds to a charity called "Gente Joven Por Un Cambio." The charity provides education for underprivileged children in the area.

The trip itself is about 900 miles and Kemp and Greenspan said they should miss Tropical Storm Blanca, and will have friends monitoring the weather for their safety.

The pair's paintball sponsors and loyal social media fans helped generate more than $12,000 on their Kickstarter account, which helped them turn the Fandango into shape. Kemp said they bought the boat from a woman on Craigslist half a year ago and admitted, before its makeover, the boat was not in any shape to be sailed out of San Diego Bay.

To follow the crew's journey, visit their Twitter accounts here:

Scott Kemp

Ryan Greenspan

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