NEWS 1st Jun 2017

Carl Lamb faces the “Everest” of sailing

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.

Carl Lamb is to take on the Fastnet. Frequently referred to as the 'Everest' of competitive sailing, the Rolex Fastnet race is one of the most famous offshore yachting races in the world. Organised every two years by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and first contested in 1925, it is still one of the trickiest and most demanding sporting events that an individual or a team can aspire to today.
The Rolex Fastnet 2017 starts on Sunday 6th August. More than 300 boats will race over 600 miles non-stop from Cowes along the south coast of Britain, past Land's End, across the Irish Sea and around the Fastnet Rock lighthouse just off the southern coast of Ireland. They return passing the Isles of Scilly and the Bishop's Rock lighthouse finishing in Plymouth. For most boats this will take between 4 and 5 days, pitting the crews in a constant physical and mental challenge against each other.

Carl will be taking part in this year’s Fastnet & also raising funds for Sail 4 Cancer. He explains his rationale for doing so: “As a keen sailor, I understand how privileged I am to be able to get out on the water, the feeling of space, freedom and peace it gives you is second to none and it always makes me fully appreciate life & allows me to escape the pressures of modern day living !!… . I have a number of clients who have dealt with cancer over my 30 year career as a professional IFA & the strength and will power to get on with their respective lives whilst dealing with this disease has always inspired me to live life to the full & never take anything for granted... Time is of the essence when it comes to this disease - some people can live for many years, whilst others are taken so suddenly there is hardly time to even comprehend what is happening. Sail 4 Cancer offer an amazing opportunity for families affected by cancer and I would like to support them. Please help me raise funds for Sail 4 Cancer.”

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From N armes


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Signal from Nelsonspirit:Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be. Good luck Carl
From NL Cushion

have fun
From N P Joice


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Best of luck, Bridget
From Mrs B D Joice


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With you all the way - go, go, go. Sarah Green
From Sarah Green

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From R A Slater


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Go Wenlock !!!
From Richard Hall

Best of Luck Carl from all of us at Adrian Flux Insurance.


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Enjoy every moment. Dianne
From Anon


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I afraid I don't envy you, but seriously hope all goes well on the trip! Good luck Chris
From Mr C B McEvoy

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