EVENT 17th Jun 2017

Three Peaks Yacht Race: 17-21 June 2017

Sail 4 Cancer - About Us

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

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

The Three Peaks Yacht Race

The Three Peaks Yacht Race is one of the oldest and most extreme multi-sport endurance races in the world, combining sailing, running and cycling.

Teams of four or five per yacht sail from Barmouth to Fort William, with two of the crew climbing the highest mountains of Wales, England and Scotland en route, running the equivalent of three marathons in 3 or 4 days. Team members must be over 18 years old.


  • Starts on Saturday 17 June 2017
    (Allow five days to complete the challenge!)


Use of engines is not allowed, except for safety reasons in specific areas in ports. However, a unique feature of the race is that rowing is allowed, and over the years, many teams have been known to row during light airs and periods of calm. Back up support teams can meet the teams on land but are restricted in what support they can give. Many teams participate without any form of back up at all.

Make a difference

As an endurance challenge like no other, many teams entering the Three Peaks Yacht Race choose to raise sponsorship funds for charity. We would be delighted if you would consider sailing for us! We can even subsidise your entry fee!

Get in touch

If you would like to Sail 4 Cancer in this year's Three Peaks Yacht Race, please get in touch! using the form below. Thanks very much for your support!


Three Peaks Yacht Race 2017

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