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Richard's Rolex Fastnet Yacht Race Page

I am taking part in the Rolex Fastnet Yacht Race for Cancer Research UK because I recently overcame my own battle with cancer.

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  • Event: Rolex Fastnet Yacht Race, 05 Aug 2017 to 11 Aug 2017

Cancer Research UK

We pioneer life-saving cancer research to help beat cancer sooner

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666

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In February 2016 I put my name down to take part in this very famous yacht race. Two weeks later a bomb was dropped and I was diagnosed with bowel cancer. A major operation soon followed along with 6 months of chemo. Throughout this time I was determined that I would still make it as part of my Fastnet crew and I thought while I am at it I will try and raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research UK. Cancer now affects at least 1 in 3 of us so the sooner we can find a cure the better.The Fastnet race is preceded by a series of qualifying / offshore mileage builder races , the first of which is at the end of April to Le Havre. Other destinations include St Malo, St Peters Port and Eddystone Rock before the main event in August. Will keep you posted. Thanks for taking the time to read this and many thanks for your support, you are helping a great cause.

All the Best

Richard

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