Sail 4 Cancer - The Sailing Charity
Sail 4 Cancer was set up in 2001 by a group of keen sailors who had all lost a close friend or relative to cancer.
Sail 4 Cancer is primarily a provider of water based respite days and holidays for families affected by cancer. The charity also makes grants to cancer care centres and supports research into the positive effects of exercise (e.g. sailing) and how it can help prevent cancer and aid recovery post diagnosis.
From the moment you are diagnosed with cancer your life is taken over by hospital visits, treatments, tests, uncertainty, and often, financial worries. For a day or a week, Sail 4 Cancer takes cancer patients and their families away from the disease and the nightmare that they are living through and offers them the chance to rebuild relationships, create positive memories and have some quality fun time together.
On 4 October a group of people more accustomed to being on boats than bikes will set out on a challenging 20 mile/32 km cycle through the New Forest to raise funds for Sail 4 Cancer
A new leg has been added to the annual Sail 4 Cancer Boot vs Boat Race, one that will have its own special challenges...
Blue Box Sailing will provide 60 sailing experience days for cancer patients this summer as part of a far reaching partnership with Sail 4 Cancer.
Andy Wibroe has been inspired to take on a really difficult challenge. Please read on to find what the challenge is and what has inspired him.
Who will win this time? The ultimate London to Brighton race? Race a team of runners and walkers from London to Brighton!
In an act of immense kindness, the owner of a Dudley Dix Mini Transat yacht is selling his vessel for the benefit of Sail 4 Cancer.
Charlie Butcher and friends are to cycle from London to Paris to raise much needed funds for Sail 4 Cancer.
Sail 4 Cancer wins the 2014 Haven Academy Award.
On 16-17 August 2014 a group of truly brave individuals are planning to undertake the Ultimate Liferaft Challenge - spending 24 hours in a liferaft tied to a yellow buoy in the middle of the Solent...
On 16 - 17 August 2014 a group of truly brave individuals are planning to undertake the Ultimate Liferaft Challenge - spending 24 hours in a liferaft tied to a yellow buoy in the middle of the Solent...
On 21 June 2014, the crew on-board J80 Rock & Roll will be sailing in this year's Round The Island Race to raise funds for Sail 4 Cancer.