NEWS 25th May 2017

Catherine takes on the Fastnet

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.

This summer Catherine Keohane will be a member of the Girls for Sail crew on Hot Stuff, participating in Rolex Fastnet 2017. Frequently referred to as the 'Everest' of competitive sailing, the Rolex Fastnet race is one of the most demanding offshore yachting races in the world.

Catherine will also be raising funds for Sail 4 Cancer. She explains why: “As a keen sailor, I understand how privileged I am to be be able to get out on the water, especially on our boat “Sakura”. The feeling of space, freedom and peace on the water is second to none and it would be wonderful for others to enjoy. I have a beautiful god-daughter (7) who has a rare form of cancer. Diagnosed at the age of 10 months, she has undergone many treatments, yet finds the strength and will power to get on with her life, much to the amazement of all around her. Her younger sister (6), my other god-daughter, is as amazing as her big sister having grown up with seeing her face many challenges at school because of her lack of sight, yet supporting her at all times. 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. I have decided to compete in the Fastnet 2017 - a gruelling 600 nm journey which starts in Cowes, takes us around the Fastnet Rock off Southern Ireland and finishes in Plymouth. Please help me raise funds for Sail 4 Cancer.”

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What a fab time!
From MRS DIANE M SMITH

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Yeeeeehaaaaaa!
From K D Morsch

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Go fellow god-mother ❤️❤️
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Well done! Love olive and Iris xx
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Go Catherine! You are awesome. Rose & Jim & the Ls
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Go Hot Stuff you can do it..great cause.
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Go sister go!
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This will be quite an achievement - to sail in the Fastnet and to raise money for a worthwhile cause. Good luck A&Jx
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Hope you have a good and safe race.
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Good luck Cathy! P&A xx
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