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.
On 24th November 2013 Mel Thompson commenced sailing across the Atlantic in support of Sail 4 Cancer. Sponsor Mel in her challenge of a lifetime.
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An intrepid solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean along the Tropic of Cancer at 23 degrees north.
Sail 4 Cancer supporters will be spending 24 hours in a liferaft this October to raise awareness of the 1,000 people who are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every 24 hours.
In an act of immense kindness, the owner of an ETAP 26 is selling his vessel for the benefit of Sail 4 Cancer.
A team of sailors covered 158 miles by sea and a team of walkers trekked for 60 miles overland in this unusual charity race.
Grant and Stuart plus one are to compete in the Wightlink Wight Challenge - and have added a challenge of their own...
A team of intrepid sailors from the marine hardware specialist Lewmar is preparing to cycle from London to Brighton in support of Sail 4 Cancer.
Sail 4 Cancer are delighted to have some fantastic individuals and crews who are raising funds for us through this event.
There will be a Tea Party on Tuesday 13th August in aid of Sail 4 Cancer and the Stonham Whitchurch welfare fund.
Having organised weekend sailing trips for youngsters for 8 years, Sail 4 Cancer wanted to find an activity for the 11 to 14 year age range.
At the north end of the lively village of Nidri, Ocean Elements base features a fantastic selection of dinghies - a real focus for the base which also features windsurfers, canoes and mountain bikes.