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.

This evening1st Feb 2015

Team Warsash 24 Hour Liferaft Challenge 2015

An intrepid group of cadets from Warsash Maritime Academy are preparing to brave the elements and experience what every seafarer hopes they never have to do for real...

Claude van Martyn18th Mar 2015

Claude's Jester Baltimore Challenge

Claude Van Martyn is to participate in the Jester Baltimore Challenge 2015 - definitely NOT a challenge for the faint hearted.

3rd Feb 2015

The Liferaft Challenge returns in 2015!

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.

Team Sunsail27th Feb 2015

Team Sunsail take on Southampton Half

Swapping deck shoes for runners, Team Sunsail are challenging themselves to a half marathon...

19th Dec 2013

Happy New Year & 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...


David Balson
Superyacht Charity Ball 2015
Rachel, James & Sarah
Claude's Jester Baltimore Challenge
Matthew Gigg

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