Please select your home edition
Edition
T Clew Ring New Generic

Rolex Fastnet Race - Sail 4 Cancer calls on skippers and crews

by Lizette van Niekerk on 29 Jun 2013
The Fastnet Rock Tom Singlefin
Sail 4 Cancer is calling for skippers and crew members taking part in this year’s Rolex Fastnet Race to join a fundraising campaign in support of the charity’s ‘Young Carer’ project which benefits young British families living with cancer.

Sail 4 Cancer’s Young Carer project was set up in 2012 to provide water-based days out and short breaks for young families where a child is specifically responsible for caring for a parent or sibling who is unwell.

Lizette van Niekerk, Sail 4 Cancer’s Fundraising Manager explained, 'As the Mount Everest of the European sailing calendar, many skippers and crews choose to support a cause they are passionate about when competing in the Rolex Fastnet. Given cancer will affect 45% of us personally, Sail 4 Cancer hopes British crews will be inspired by the charity’s work and will want to support us.'

Lizette added 'We will provide short-breaks for 350 people this year but to carry on doing this next year, we urgently need to raise funds. If there are any crews out there who would like to Sail 4 Cancer, we would love to hear from you. We will supply you with a fundraising pack, hull decals and a flag. In addition, we’ll also set up a secure online fundraising page on our website so you can collect sponsorship from work colleagues, family and friends.'

Dee Caffari, Patron of Sail 4 Cancer and Rolex Fastnet veteran said 'The Rolex Fastnet is no ordinary sailing challenge – it’s one of the toughest psychological and physical challenges most sailors will ever face. But it’s nothing compared to what most cancer patients go through on a daily basis. If you are sailing in this year’s race please consider raising funds for Sail 4 Cancer who make a real difference to the lives of people in difficult circumstances.'

Set up in 2001 by a group of keen sailors who have all lost a close friend or family member to cancer, Sail 4 Cancer recognises that a cancer diagnosis has a huge impact, not just on the cancer patient, but the whole family unit. Sail 4 Cancer’s water based days out and short breaks give families something to look forward to after busy treatment schedules and provide valuable memories should the patient later die.

If you would like to get involved, visit Sail 4 Cancer or call 0845 408 1849.

T Clewring J-classSouthern Spars - 100Zhik ZKG 660x82

Related Articles

Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - France Blue blasts back
The Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup race course took on a different complexion today. The Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup race course took on a different complexion today. A front passed through early morning leaving behind it a lumpy sea, further kicked up by a strong eastbound tide.
Posted today at 6:09 am
52 Super Series - Double bullet Quantum jump clear
Two hard earned wins for Quantum Racing elevates the team which is steered by owner Doug DeVos Two hard earned wins for Quantum Racing elevates the team which is steered by owner Doug DeVos to a lead of four points ahead of Azzurra at the 52 Super Series’ Puerto Portals Sailing Week on the Bay of Palma.
Posted today at 5:19 am
Transat Québec Saint-Malo - Sailing into the big leagues
The long nautical journey from La Belle Province proved to be one long show of bravery from start to finish “It’s the finest event of the offshore racing calendar.” That’s what all the skippers are saying—albeit a little subjectively—following this ninth edition of the Transat Québec Saint-Malo. The long nautical journey from La Belle Province proved to be one long show of bravery from start to finish, with the Multi50s grappling alongside one another all the way
Posted today at 3:51 am
Jim Hunt and Jørgen Svendsen pull ahead at OK Dinghy Worlds
Jim Hunt (GBR) has maintained his lead after a very tricky day at the OK Dinghy World Championships in Quiberon Jim Hunt (GBR) has maintained his lead after a very tricky day at the OK Dinghy World Championships in Quiberon, France, with the shifty, offshore winds mixing up the fleet on more than one occasion and leaving Hunt and Jørgen Svendsen (DEN) with a clear lead over the rest of the 105 boat fleet. Charlie Cumbley (GBR) drops one to third overall, with just four races left to sail.
Posted today at 2:53 am
Supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, returns to racing in Sydney-Gold Coast Race
Supermaxi Wild Oats XI, will make her return to ocean racing this weekend after a six month break. The Oatley family’s Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race record holder, the 30-metre long Supermaxi Wild Oats XI, will make her return to ocean racing this weekend after a six month break.
Posted today at 2:38 am
52 Super Series- Puerto Portals Sailing Week – Day 3 action shots
Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from day three Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from day three
Posted on 27 Jul
Team Ireland crew ready for Rio 2016 Olympic Games
The squad representing Ireland includes both veterans and first-timers at an Olympic regatta. Competing in four disciplines, the squad representing Ireland includes both veterans and first-timers at an Olympic regatta.
Posted on 27 Jul
RS Feva Worlds – Qualification phase is complete at the end of Day 2
Heavy metal day. Gold, Silver or Bronze. It was going to going to be tight at the cut off points. PA Consulting and Allen RS Feva Worlds 2016 - Heavy metal day. Gold, Silver or Bronze. It was going to going to be tight at the cut off points. A number of boats went into the day in much lower positions than expected for a variety of reasons. Could they make it up?
Posted on 27 Jul
RORC Channel Race – Preview
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship continues this weekend with the Channel Race. 2016 RORC Channel Race – The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship continues this weekend with the Channel Race. The 10th race of the series features a flexi-course starting and finishing in The Solent. 38 yachts from four different countries will be taking part, including some of the fastest racing yachts in Europe, as well as a variety of cruiser-racers.
Posted on 27 Jul
52 Super Series – Puerto Portals Sailing Week – Azzurra strikes back
Azzurra delivered their best day of the season so far on the Bay of Palma waters where they won the World Champion title The team of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda scored two second places from the pair of windward-leeward races which were sailed in relatively steady sea breeze conditions. Super sharp starting was the launch pad for race victories today. Prime position on the pin mark of the start line at the gun was key to the wins of Bronenosec and Provezza.
Posted on 26 Jul