Cancer respite and sailing charity, Sail 4 Cancer, has been selected as Official Charity for the Superyacht Cup regatta at Cowes from 22 to 25 July this year. Organised in association with the Royal Yacht Squadron, the prestigious Superyacht Cup Cowes, will take place over three days and include sailing in the waters of the Solent and around the Isle of Wight.
The Superyacht Cup Palma edition takes place a month before in Palma, Mallorca from 20-23 June. "We are honoured to be selected as the official charity for this very prestigious event which is coming to the UK for the first time. The event will enable us to raise much-need funds for cancer-affected families on our waiting list. Each year we can only help 1 in 6 of the families who apply to us for respite breaks but this partnership will enable us to help more this year. We are simply delighted and know that sailors and non-sailors alike will enjoy watching these magnificent yachts compete" , remarked Lizette van Niekerk, Fundraising Manager for Sail 4 Cancer.
James Pleasance, Event Director for the Superyacht Cup commented "Each year at our Palma edition of the Superyacht Cup, participants of the regatta have generously helped raise money for a local charity, the Joves Navegants Foundation, which promotes a Youth Sail Training Scheme for underprivileged children in the Balearic Islands. For our first ever UK edition of the regatta, we are very pleased to be working alongside Sail 4 Cancer in a similar way to help raise funds for the valuable support they provide to families and individuals affected by cancer" .
Sail 4 Cancer sponsors more than 400 people each year to get away from the stress of living with cancer. Nominations for families in need of a respite break can be done by visiting www.sail4cancer.org. Opportunities include sailing days and weekends, ocean cruises, riverboat adventures and park breaks.