Trip Information

Everything you need to know to prepare for and get excited about your first Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust sailing adventure!

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Come aboard!

Whether you had a Taste of the Trust last year, or are joining us for your first sailing adventure, we can't wait to get you #AllOnboard this summer!

Here is everything you need to know for your four-day Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust sailing adventure. From what to bring to things to remember, at your fingertips.

Please note: Your travel information will be emailed directly to you (over 18s) and parents/guardians (under 18s). But if you have any questions please get in touch.

Now it's time to get excited!

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Pre-trip reminders

A few things to look out for ahead of your trip. Remember, we will call you in the week before your trip so if there is anything you're still not sure of we will be happy to help.

Media consent
Permission to use your photos and interviews

Young people’s stories are pivotal to more young people being inspired to come sailing with the Trust. Photos and interviews from trips are key to this.

You should have received a Media Consent form by email, asking if you would be happy to be photographed, filmed and/or interviewed on your trip and explaining the ways these might be used. If you haven’t done so yet please return it to us and let us know.

Remember: Your consent can be withdrawn or changed at any time.

Trip feedback
Help us make a bigger difference to more young people

We need to understand in what ways the Trust has an impact on young people’s wellbeing. You can help us.

If you are aged 14+ at the time of your trip, 2 weeks before, just after and 3 months post-trip, we will send you 7 short questions. Please complete and return each of these 3 quick questionnaires, so we can see how we can make a bigger difference to more young lives.

We would like to send the questions directly to all young people, who will be aged 14+ on their trip. If you are a parent/guardian, and are happy for us to do this, please send us your child’s email address. We will only use these contact details for sending the questionnaires. All other contact will remain with the parent/guardian.

Pre-trip medical information
If you have certain medical requirements.

If you are taking replacement Hydrocortisone and have an Emergency Hydrocortisone Injection, are at risk of an anaphylactic allergic reaction and have an emergency adrenaline auto-injector or have been told we require a blood count 7 days before the trip, there are some other things to do before your trip.

Find out exactly what we need by when here - Pre-trip medical information

Design the 2023 trip t-shirt

In 2023, the Trust celebrates our 20th birthday, and we want YOU to design the special Musto long-sleeved t-shirt, worn by everyone on next summer’s trips. For this year only, ANYONE who has been supported by the Trust since 2003 (and by 19 August 2022), can enter for the chance to see their inspiration transformed by Musto into the winning anniversary tee design. By taking part in, you will also automatically be entered into a random prize draw to win some amazing prizes, including a Musto gift voucher.

Find out more & enter now

Keeping you safe

Nothing matters more than keeping young people safe on our trips.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 is still with us. The Trust supports young people after cancer, including some who are clinically vulnerable. So, to keep everyone as safe as possible, there are a few extra precautions we will take this year.

Here you can find the official COVID symptoms (Note: this list was extended from 3 to 12 symptoms in April).

Please do not come on your trip if you have...

  • a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, diarrhoea or feeling or being sick.
  • a high temperature plus any of the other symptoms.
  • you do not feel well enough to go to school/work or do your normal activities.

If you have other any or a combination of the other symptoms, but do feel well enough to go to school/work and do your normal activities, please contact us to discuss.

Managing the COVID risk

Our 2022 COVID Plan sets out how we will manage the risk COVID-19 presents to young people on trips. There is a sliding green to black scale, and what COVID measures are taken on trips depends on where we are on that scale.

What this means to you

Everyone who comes on a trip must have a negative lateral flow test no more than 24 hours before the trip and everybody on the trip must be vaccinated in line with our 2022 trips vaccination protocol.

You will have been asked your vaccination status either in a follow up email after completing your medical form or in the medical form itself.

Ahead of your trip, we will send a lateral flow test to your home address with clear instructions on how to do it. Please do the test no more than 24 hours before your trip and email your negative result to [email protected] by 1700 on that day.

You can find more information here - Lateral Flow Testing before your trip - what you need to know

Everything else, for example, if masks or an extra lateral flow test are required at any point, the Trust will look after.

Please be reassured if COVID stops you coming on your trip this year, it will not affect your chance to come sailing next year.

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