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 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.

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”.

14th Jul 2016

The Enterprise Association choose to Sail 4 Cancer

Class Commodore John Berry says, “We are delighted to be helping Sail 4 Cancer”

Louise & Barry/Bjorn19th May 2016

Barry & Louise get married!

Barry and Louise are to be married on Saturday June 25th and have requested that, instead of buying gifts, their guests should donate their gift money to Sail 4 Cancer.

Photo courtesy of Steve Day2nd Jun 2016

Historic Vehicles to support Sail 4 Cancer!

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July will see the 43rd Historic Vehicle Gathering. This year Sail 4 Cancer is proud and delighted to be one of the Official Charities for this spectacular event…

Total Warrior - NOT for the faint hearted...29th Jun 2016

Team Cupcakes & Cocktails take on the MOST gruelling challenges

… ten tonnes of ice, a hundred tonnes of mud, electrocution and a human BBQ…

Mike Critchley9th Jun 2016

Mike Critchley to conquer the Three Peaks Yacht Race

Mike is to participate in one of the oldest and most remarkable multi-sport endurance races in the world

27th May 2016

Chris Byne sails Round the Island

Chris Byne is challenging himself to take part in this iconic race - sailing’s answer to the London Marathon - whilst raising funds for Sail 4 Cancer.

© 4 Cancer Group 2017