London-to-Brighton Sail4Cancer fundraising race

Runners and sailors are pitted against one another

A spinnaker in 2014’s Sail4Cancer racing event.
A spinnaker in 2014’s Sail4Cancer racing event. | Image: Sail4Cancer

Non-profit Sail4Cancer is readying its oars for a fundraising event that pitches runners against sailors in a race from London’s Tower Bridge to Brighton Marina on England’s south coast.

Competitors on land will cover about 60 miles, with a few surprise diversions thrown in to keep the race lively, while those travelling by boat will cover between 120 and 180 nautical miles. Places are available on both teams, and the aim is to raise about £20,000 through sponsorship and donations.


All funds will go direct to the charity, which was set up by a team of sailing enthusiasts to provide daytrips and short boating breaks for families affected by cancer. It currently reaches around 350 people each year and supports research into the positive effects of sport in cancer recovery.

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