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Ellen MacArthur and Scarlet Oyster sail into London

by Event media on 15 May 2009
Ellen MacArthur with children of the Ellen MacArthur Trust onboard Scarlet Oyster sail into London under Tower Bridge onEdition © http://www.onEdition.com

Ellen MacArthur with children of the Ellen MacArthur Trust onboard Scarlet Oyster sail into London under Tower Bridge Thursday as they arrive on the London leg of the Ellen MacArthur Trust Skandia Round Britain voyage.

The Ellen MacArthur Trust Skandia Round Britain Voyage of Discovery mirrors Ellen MacArthur's first solo round Britain voyage in her 21ft yacht, Iduna in 1995.

Starting from Cowes on 3 May, 85 young people are sailing the 48 foot Scarlet Oyster the 2000 nautical miles around Britain on a four month voyage stopping at 17 ports around Great Britain including Dover, London, Ipswich, Hull, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow (Largs), Belfast, Douglas, Liverpool, Holyhead, Cardiff, Torquay and Southampton.

The Voyage provides a unique opportunity for young people in recovery from cancer and leukaemia to return to the paediatric oncology wards of the hospitals they were treated in and communicate their experiences and recovery path to those currently undergoing treatment for cancer.

Throughout the course of the Voyage the Trust is aiming to raise £100,000.Trust Patrons Dame Ellen MacArthur and double Olympic gold medallist Shirley Roberston will both be taking part in the Voyage. Ellen MacArthur will be giving a series of public talks at venues across Britain in conjunction with the Voyage. Visit
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