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 funds 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 few weeks, Sail 4 Cancer takes cancer patients and their families away from the disease and the nightmare that they are living through.
Sail 4 Cancer supporters will be spending 24 hours in a liferaft on different dates in October to raise awareness of the 1,000 people who are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every 24 hours.
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Simon Trayling has joined a crew of 10 sailors to participate in the most gruelling and tactically challenging of classic offshore sailing races.
Susanne Holland and her sister are to take on a challenge with a very special meaning.
Long time Sail 4 Cancer supporter is racing around the Isle of Wight in memory of his father who died from cancer in 2010.
A team of sailors will cover 140 miles by sea and a team of walkers will go 60 miles overland in this unusual charity race.
An intrepid solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean along the Tropic of Cancer at 23 degrees north.
Michael Garrett has committed to participate in the notorious Fastnet race...
Josie, Holly and Hannah are determined to finish the Wightlink Wight Challenge on May 25th before the sun goes down that day!
Graham Douglas takes on a personal challenge outside of his comfort zone...
Stephan Sanner is set to participate in the notorious Fastnet race...
Joe Norman, Peter Hoyle & Sam Branston, otherwise known as Team Hi Sprinters are all set for a challenge with a difference on 25th May