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.

'4 Cancer Group' Research Update

Oliver Thurlow joined the '4 Cancer Group' as Chief Researcher in October 2017. Find out more about Oliver's role and the work he will be undertaking on behalf of the charity.

Three Merry Men to Undertake Liferaft Challenge

Tristan Kemp, Ian Duncan-Lewis and Scott Curtiss have volunteered to undertake a particularly unusual water-based challenge.

Spartan Ocean Racing to Sail 4 Cancer

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Spartan Ocean Sailing that will see our supporters taking part in some of the world's classic offshore sailing events.

Round-The-World Yacht For Sale In Aid Of Sail 4 Cancer

In an act of immense generosity, the owner of a round-the-world cruising yacht is selling his boat to raise funds for Sail 4 Cancer.

Bill & Batfish V to “cruise” the Fastnet…

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

Anna Phelon takes on the Fastnet

Anna is to take on the Rolex Fastnet 2017

Tim Cork and Ushaka ready for a big Fastnet challenge

Tim and crew to take on the Rolex Fastnet 2017

Stephan Sanner revisits a great challenge!

Stephan is to take on the Rolex Fastnet 2017

Linda Briant takes on the Fastnet

Linda is to take on the Rolex Fastnet 2017

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