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.

21st Feb 2017

Take on the Fastnet and also support families affected by cancer

Are you doing the Fastnet this year? You could help families affected by cancer to have a respite break and you could get fantastic sailing clothing as a thank you.

Dee Caffari13th Feb 2017

Sunsail A Team take on the Southampton Half!

Sunsail is the official sailing partner of the ABP Southampton Half Marathon and will be entering a team of intrepid runners, AKA The ‘A Team’, into the race.

Bill is taking on the Fastnet again7th Feb 2017

Bill & Batfish V to “cruise” the Fastnet…

…but will new oil-skins and sailing boots mean balmy weather for this seasoned team?

27th Jan 2017

Warsash Academy and Solent University 24 Hour Liferaft Challenge 2017

On Friday,10th March, cadets from Warsash Maritime Academy and students from Southampton Solent University will brave the elements and experience what every seafarer hopes they never have to do for real...

Superyacht Charities Ball25th Jan 2016

2017 Superyacht Charities Ball

Join us at third Superyacht Charities Ball on 1st April 2017! You'd be an April Fool to miss it!!

21st Dec 2016

Happy Christmas from 4 Cancer after a record year!

Here is just some of the amazing feedback from and photos of the people we have helped this year, showing just what a difference we are making to their lives.

21st Jan 2017

The Liferaft Challenge returns in 2017!

Sail 4 Cancer supporters will be spending 24 hours in a liferaft this year to raise awareness of the 1,000 people who are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every 24 hours.

Biljana Milojkovic12th Oct 2016

Biljana’s Farwell Bash!

Dr Biljana Milojkovic has asked that people make a donation to Sail 4 Cancer in lieu of any farewell gifts.

27th Jul 2016

Horizon Watersports proudly supports Sail 4 Cancer!

Horizon Watersports, based in Nidri, Greece, are pledging to raise funds for Sail 4 Cancer through fun events and challenges...

24th Aug 2016

Team Ningwood take on the very last Wight Challenge

On 17th September 2016 Team Ningwood are to cycle 19 miles, canoe 2 miles and run 8 miles on the Isle of Wight as they participate in the very last (but no less fearsome) Wightlink Wight Challenge.

8th Aug 2016

Rivington WTH Challenge - Canoeing and Running to raise £3K!

Lynsey Smith from World Travel Holdings (WTH) explains the “Rivington WTH Challenge”.

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