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Announcing the Launch of the Tropic 4 Cancer Transatlantic Challenge
Posted on March 10th, 2013
Tropic 4 Cancer Trans Atlantic challenge is an expedition to sail single-handed 4000 miles across the Atlantic, from the western seaboard of Africa to the Caribbean. The route follows a defined course along the Tropic of Cancer, which is a circle of latitude running around the Earth at approximately 23 degrees north.
The crossing will be made by Richard Mayon-White, who will be sailing a 21 ft yacht from Gibraltar to the Bahamas. He will depart in late October.
The primary purpose of the expedition is to raise funds in support of two charities: Sail 4 Cancer and Sobell House Hospice Charity. Richard’s mother spent her last few weeks in the care of Sobell House, passing away on the 26th of October 2011. The caring environment offered by Sobell House was amazing, and Richard has always felt the need to give something back to the Hospice. Richard has also been involved in fund raising projects for Sail 4 Cancer since 2003.
Donations will be used to fund a research initiative run by Sobell House in Oxford which aims to educate, empower and support the lay carers (family & friends) of cancer patients. In addition, Sail 4 Cancer will establish a Sobell House Respite Fund, which will provide appropriate respite holidays and activities for patients and carers involved in the scheme. 100% of donations will go to Sail 4 Cancer and Sobell House. All funds are being equally divided between Sail 4 Cancer and Sobell House. Any offers of support or sponsorship backing would be very welcome.