Sailing Trips

Sailing into 2019

To apply for a sailing trip please fill in the sailing trips application form

"It would be so lovely just to have some time out, away from this illness, hospital appointments and treatment."

At Sail 4 Cancer we understand this feeling. When you are living with cancer, whether you are a patient or a carer, undergoing treatment or even in remission, everything seems somehow to focus on the illness. Just a day doing something different, being yourself again, feeling 'normal', can leave you refreshed and revitalized. When you have also tried something new and exciting it can be a huge boost to your confidence. It is for these reasons that Sail 4 Cancer take cancer patients, their families, carers and those recently bereaved on respite sailing trips.

Our respite programme for 2019 will offer plenty of opportunities for people living with cancer to get out on the water, away from the stresses of living with a cancer diagnosis. Whether you would like to spend time with family or friends relaxing in the fresh air, or if you would like to experience the exhilaration of wind and waves whilst trying a new sport, there is something for almost everyone.

We will have a variety of opportunities.

Family Fun Day

Sail 4 Cancer Family Fun Day

A fun packed day out on the water for family groups is just the tonic to forget the everyday stress of living with cancer for a while...

Sail 4 Cancer Family Afloat Day

When family life has been taken over by hospital appointments and treatment schedules, it’s good to take some time off and enjoy a proper family day out. Our Family Riverboat Day is the perfect opportunity!

Solent Sailing Day

These trips are an amazing respite opportunity. A day spent with family and friends, focussing on something new and different.

Teenage Sailing Adventure Weekends

A fabulous opportunity for youngsters living with cancer to experience a confidence boosting adventure!

Thames Venturer

Riverboat Adventure for Young People

Sail 4 Cancer is delighted to be working with the National Community Boats Association to provide weekends full of adventure for younger teenagers living with cancer.


This is a very popular option and we only have a very small number of places available each year. Please also consider the other options available.

How do I nominate someone to go on one of these trips?

Pirate Fun with the YCT!

Sail 4 Cancer works with a network of Macmillan Centres, medical professionals and cancer support groups, who nominate families and individuals for our trips in the belief that it will help them through a difficult time.

Sail 4 Cancer also accepts nominations through this website, so if you know someone who has been affected by cancer then you can nominate them here. (You are also able to nominate yourself!)

To apply for a sailing trip please fill in the sailing trips application form

Please note that all nominations through our website are presented to a medical board for referral and will require signed forms from an oncology professional.

If you require more information then please do not hesitate to contact us on 01635 297 222.

© 4 Cancer Group 2019