Ellen Macarthur Can­cer Trust launches new yacht in Scot­land

Yachting World - - On The Wind -

A new Beneteau Ocea­nis 45 has been added to the fleet used by the Ellen Macarthur Can­cer Trust. It will op­er­ate from the trust’s new­est base in Largs, Scot­land.

Set up by Macarthur in 2003, the trust in­tro­duces sail­ing to young peo­ple aged from 8 to 24 who have suf­fered can­cer or leukaemia. The yacht was funded by dona­tions plus £200,000 from the Peo­ple’s Post­code Lot­tery. It has been mod­i­fied to be sailed by young peo­ple whose bal­ance and We’ve teamed up with Sal­combe Tourist In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre to give a Yacht­ing World reader a South Devon coastal es­cape for two. The win­ner will re­ceive a three-night stay at the South Sands ho­tel (www. south­sands.com). Lo­cated on its own Blue Flag beach, this bou­tique ho­tel has a smart New Eng­land style and its own moor­ings. Your stay in­cludes one din­ner in the ho­tel’s beach­side restau­rant, which serves the fresh­est lo­cal seafood and pro­duce.

In ad­di­tion you’ll in­dulge in fine co-or­di­na­tion has been af­fected by brain tu­mours and sar­co­mas or by am­pu­ta­tion. Winches have been re­lo­cated to be eas­ier to reach, the tran­som folds down to pon­toon level and the saloon and cab­ins have been changed for com­mu­nal liv­ing.

The new yacht will also al­low fam­i­lies of young peo­ple who are too ill for the trust’s four-day voy­ages to go for a day­sail.

The trust is based in Cowes, but works with chil­dren from all over the UK. Sal­combe seafood dur­ing a three-course meal at Dick & Wills Bistro & Bar (www. dickand­wills.co.uk), in­clud­ing a drink each.

The prize also in­cludes a £100 voucher to get on the wa­ter with Sal­combe Dinghy Sail­ing (www.sal­combe­d­inghy­sail­ing.co.uk), en­try to the Sal­combe Mar­itime Mu­seum (www.sal­combe­mu­seum.org.uk) and a scoop or two of Devon’s finest ice cream at Sal­combe Dairy (www.sal­combe­dairy.co.uk).

For more in­for­ma­tion on Sal­combe visit www.sal­combe­in­for­ma­tion.co.uk.

Above: the Ocea­nis 45 has been mod­i­fied to ac­com­mo­date young peo­ple with bal­ance dis­abil­i­ties

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