Stars Of Sailing Challenge

22 July 2005

The Stars of Sailing Challenge is is a new fundraising event launched by Sail 4 Cancer.  In addition to raising funds, it also gives members of the public the chance to sail with eight of the biggest names in sailing today!  The event will take place on the evening of Wednesday 3 August at 18:00 pm!

A donation of at least £5 (with all proceeds to Sail 4 Cancer) automatically enters each supporter into the prize draw to be a crew member in one of the eight boats. One ticket therefore gives each supporter eight chances of being drawn to crew one of the eight boats!

The line up of skippers reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ in sailing and includes the Olympians Shirley Robertson, Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy and Steve Mitchell.  Vendée Globe heroes Nick Moloney and Alex Thomson have also signed up, together with ‘Around Alone’ heroine Emma Richards and Sydney-Hobart winner Grant Wharington.

Commenting on the impending Challenge, Sail 4 Cancer Trustee Richard Groome said:

“This is a great opportunity for members of the public to get involved in sailing and learn from the best of the best.  Anyone can enter, experienced or otherwise!

Fill in your details below to get your chance to take part. Entries will also be taken during Skandia Cowes Week at the Sail 4 Cancer stands in both the Cowes Yacht Haven and Shepards Wharf.

The Challenge, supported by Skandia, will take place in Cowes Harbour, with perfect viewing for spectators on Cowes Parade, under the watchful eye of the UKSA. Each crew, made up of a sailing legend and a lucky raffle winner, will compete in ’round the cans’ races in six identical RS Visions, the new rotomoulded wonder from LDC Racing Sailboats.

Henri-Lloyd, Official Technical Clothing Supplier to Skandia Cowes Week, has given each sailing ‘star’ a Henri-Lloyd Foil Jacket to wear for the event. After sailing, each Henri-Lloyd jacket will be signed by the sailing celebrity who wore it and all the jackets will then be put up for auction.

Tim Sewell, Skandia’s Sponsorship Manager, said:

“It’s great to see so many top sailing stars at Skandia Cowes Week supporting Sail 4 Cancer in this race. As well as helping to raise money, the challenge is also a great way to show people how much fun sailing is”.

(Draw Now Closed)

Stars Of Sailing Challenge
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