22 June 2023

Places open up for summer sailing adventures

If you or your child is aged 8-17 and would like to come sailing with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, places have unexpectedly opened up across our four-day sailing trips in July and August. Sign up now.

Harry at the helm of yacht

It doesn't matter if you/your child were diagnosed as a baby, or have undergone treatment in the past few years, if you or your child are under 18 and would like to experience the magic of the Trust this summer, now's your chance!

Perhaps you've never heard of the Trust before, or you were offered a trip place this summer, but couldn't make the date? Maybe you know or work with someone who you think could benefit from Trust support after treatment?

Opportunities to come sailing have unexpectedly opened up across our four-day sailing trips from our Largs base on Scotland's stunning west coast and our South Coast base in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

How will I get there? For each trip, we have transport arranged from the pick-up points below, so if you can get to any of these, we can get you to Largs or Cowes. Or if you can't get to a pick up point, give us a call on 01983 297750.

Trip details

Monday 21 - Thursday 24 August
Wolverhampton, BirminghamMonday 7 August

Monday 21 - Thursday 24 August Sutton, Swansea, Cardiff, Bristol, Southampton Monday 7 August
Tuesday 29 Aug - Friday 1 Sept Cambridge, Oxford and Southampton Monday 14 August

Through sailing with the Trust, young people can start to re-establish their purpose and place in the world and believe in a brighter future after treatment. They laugh, gain a new sense self-worth, rediscover independence, and feel optimism for the future. They realise what they are capable of again and stop feeling like ‘the only one’.

So if you fancy trying something completely new this summer, we would love to hear from you. You can find everything you need to know about why you should come sailing with the Trust here - First Time Trips and download our pocket guide to sailing with the Trust.

Am I eligible? Find out here - Eligibility criteria
I would like to come sailing with this summer - Register for a trip

Here's what you would have to look forward to...

What can you expect from life onboard?

This virtual reality experience will allow you to feel and see exactly what happens when you come on your first Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust adventure, from arriving at the base, to having a look around the boat and going sailing.

If you have any questions, drop the team an email to [email protected]

I would like to come sailing - Register for a trip