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.

Merry Christmas!19th Dec 2013

Happy Christmas & THANK YOU!

In 2014, thanks to all our wonderful supporters, 468 people living with cancer enjoyed a respite opportunity with Sail 4 Cancer on a total of 2,078 respite days...

Superyacht Charity Ball30th Jan 2015

Dust off your dancing shoes and save the date!

Join us at inaugural Superyacht Charity Ball on 18th April 2015! An event not to be missed...

9th Dec 2014

4 Cancer Group offered respite to RECORD NUMBER of people in 2014

4 Cancer Group had an amazing year in 2014, but we still have a waiting list...

Mel Thompson23rd Jan 2015

Mel sails from the Family Fun Day to Australia, China & USA!!!

When this trip is completed Mel Thompson will have sailed around the world whilst raising funds for Sail 4 Cancer. Sponsor Mel in her challenge!

The Team15th Dec 2014

7 Men, 0 Experience, 50 Miles, 12 Hours...

A seven man crew with zero rowing experience will set sail in a Cornish Gig boat and row 50 miles non-stop for 12 hours across the English Channel beating cancer.

Neilson Andriake Beachclub21st Oct 2014

Ellie's really in the swim

Ellie Beebe is working for Neilson at the Andriake Beachclub and has been inspired to raise funds for the Sail 4 Cancer. Her last event of the season is going to be the biggest...

Lefkas Sings 4 Cancer21st Oct 2014

Sing 4 Cancer??

Lefkas Island in the Greek Ionian Sea is home to one of the largest concentrations of UK yachts - and yachtsmen and women - outside Britain. In September, they showed that they could not only sail, but also sing...

18th Oct 2014

Book your cruise this weekend and raise funds for Sail 4 Cancer!

Cruise specialist World Travel Holdings UK will donate £10 for every £1,000 spent on all cruise bookings this weekend (18/19 October 2014).


Yachtie Bike Hike Poker Run!

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

Ocean Elements Nidri Casino Evening22nd Sep 2014

Sail 4 Cancer Casino Night!

Tash Henderson, Administrator at Ocean Elements Nidri resort, tells all about their latest - and highly successful - fundraising event:

25th Jul 2014

TUI Staff to race through the night from Dover to London

A new leg has been added to the annual Sail 4 Cancer Boot vs Boat Race, one that will have its own special challenges...


Team B4 Ego
Andriake Beachclub 24 Hour Swim
Yachtie Bike Hike Anne
Yachtie Bike Hike Kerry
Yachtie Bike Hike Richard

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