NEWS 12th Jun 2017

Bob Mechem & The Fastnet Challenge

Bob is taking on the Rolex Fastnet 2017 whilst raising funds for Sail 4 Cancer. Here he explains why:

“This year in conjunction with Sailing Logic, I am taking on the challenge of The Rolex Fastnet campaign, a series of qualifying races culminating in the actual Fastnet Race, one of the most demanding offshore races. This is a 608 mile endurance race from Cowes, Isle of Wight to the Fastnet Light House at the southern tip of Ireland and back to Plymouth. It’s a real test for skippers and crews with its tricky tidal currents and changeable weather conditions. The race attracts entrants from all around the globe with a diverse entry ranging from the fastest grand prix race yachts to small cruiser racer family boats.

Quite a challenge I’m sure you will agree, but nothing like the challenge that people face when they are told that and they have Cancer and the impact that it has not just on them but their family and friends.

Sail 4 Cancer - About Us

Set up by a team of sailing enthusiasts in 2001, all of whom have lost a family member or a friend to cancer, Sail 4 Cancer is primarily a provider of water based days out and short-breaks for British families affected by cancer.

We also make grants to UK based care institutions and support research into the positive effects of sport (e.g. sailing) and how it can help with cancer prevention and recovery.

I am hoping (with your help!) to raise funds for Sail 4 Cancer, a charity that provides respite not only for those diagnosed with cancer but also for their families.

Please give generously, every little bit helps,

Thank you

Please support Bob and give him your words of encouragement using the form below.

Then you can follow Bob during the race by clicking on this link - the boat is Arthur Logic

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Total raised so far


Donors & messages of support

Well done from all at Broxbourne Sailing Club
From mr r i mechem


+ £25.00
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This is such a great cause!! So proud of you.
From Mrs R K Mechem


+ £3.75
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Best of luck skip.
From Anon


+ £12.50
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no message
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Total raised £346.25 including £41.25 Gift Aid
Gift Aid values are estimated tax reclaimed

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