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Charities to take part in Isle of Wight sailing race

Wed 19 May 2010

Charities to take part in Isle of Wight sailing race

Four charities will be taking part in the upcoming sailing race around the Isle of Wight.

Prostate UK, the Ellen MacArthur Trust, Breast Cancer Care and Macmillan will all have crews taking part at the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, which takes place off the Isle of Wight on June 19th 2010.

Celebrities will also take part in the challenge for the charities, with former European and Commonwealth 400m champion Iwan Thomas taking part for Macmillan, reports Sail-World.com.

Prostate UK will benefit from the sailing skill of teenager Mike Perham, who last year became the youngest person ever to sail solo around the world.

Dame Ellen MacArthur will take part on her trust's boat, with the 2010 SailTime Charity Challenge Trophy at stake for the charity competitors.

With just a month to go until the Round the Island Race, there are already almost 1,150 signed up to take part in the event, which will be started by Dame Ellen at 05:00 BST.

Posted by Louise Parkes ADNFCR-3083-ID-19785984-ADNFCR

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