Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust launches new yacht in Scotland
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).
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Above: the Oceanis 45 has been modified to accommodate young people with balance disabilities