Sam's Fastnet Challenge

Panda Nova II Crew
Panda Nova II Crew
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.

Sam Barfoot is part of a crew of nine sailors participating in one of the most gruelling offshore sailing races in the world - the Rolex Fastnet.

Panda Nova II will be one of 300 yachts sailing in this year's race starting on Sunday the 11th of August.

The 608 mile course starts at Cowes on the Isle of Wight and heads towards the Fastnet Rock off Southwest Ireland finishing at Plymouth.

Message from Sam

Panda Nova II

"Almost all the same crew have been racing on Panda Nova II since our first Spring Series in 2011. We've come a long way in 2.5 years, starting out at the back of the fleet and through dedication, good coaching and determination we've worked our way to some decent wins, culminating in a first place win in one of the Winter Series races last year.

"So far, our Rolex Fastnet campaign has seen us complete four qualifying races, various sea survival courses and several rescue simulations - including a helicopter rescue! and a change to my fitness regime specifically to complement sailing.

Panda Nova rounds the Rock

"This will be my first time racing in the Fastnet and, in doing so, I believe it is a fitting cause to raise some money for the greater good. Cancer affects everyone around us and although most charities are looking for a cure, Sail 4 Cancer looks to bring people together and create some unforgettable memories.

"Thank you for your support."


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Donors & messages of support


+ £5.00
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Thank you Dilys
From Mr S J Barfoot


+ £6.25
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Good luck Sam! Best wishes, David
From JDS Pearson


+ £12.50
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Good luck.
From Mrs J Gardner


+ £25.00
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Good luck Sam - and make sure you get back on time! All the very best from Cantata


+ £25.00
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Don't get lost! Very best of luck from Phil+Caroline
From Mr Philip A Conway

Good Luck Sam - great cause.
From Dr Amanda Gummer


+ £25.00
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Have fun. What an experience
From d cumming

Well done you and for a brilliant cause. Best of luck. Claire and Chris
From Mrs C T Low

I think it should be spelt as OK, ok or possibly okay but not Ok.
From Anon


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Good Luck. See you at the finishing line. xxx
From j gardner

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