One Man, One Boat, 4000 Miles!!!

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 Antigua. 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, and which marks the most northerly position at which the sun may appear directly overhead. Find Out More

Richard Mayon-White

Richard on His BoatRichard Mayon-White is the Director of a number of companies in the Adventure Travel, Expedition and Exploration sectors.

Richard is a Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Zoological Society of London. He is also a commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster, and has used his sea-faring skills to bring personal development opportunities to a number of organisations and companies.

In his spare time, Richard has travelled extensively – usually on sailing or mountaineering trips, which have included climbing Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua. He has skippered yachts in the Fastnet Race and Three Peaks Yacht Race.

Richard has undertaken a number of challenges to raise funds for Cancer charities:

2003 – Skippered a yacht in the Fastnet Race, crewed by a team of people raising funds for Sail 4 Cancer
2005  – competed in the Trans-Atlantic Rowing Race from La Gomera to Antigua with his wife Elizabeth, arriving in 6th place and setting a record time for a couple! The row raised funds for Sail 4 Cancer
2007 – Completed the Raid Pyrenee, a 720km bike ride through the Pyreenes from the Atlantic to the Mediterrean, raising funds for Sail 4 Cancer.
2009 – Cycled the route of the 2009 Tour de France to raise money for Sail 4 Cancer and the Oxford Cancer Centre.

Richard lives in Hampshire with his wife Elizabeth and their two children.