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Windsurfing 4 Cancer Research


It seemed like a good idea to contribute to the 2010  Windsurfing 4 Cancer Research event, having lost both an uncle and a friend to the disease recently and with a member of the family currently undergoing treatment.

And yes it will be cold and knackering but it wouldn’t mean as much if it was easy, would it? The most I’ve sailed in a day is round Hayling or round Mersea or round Rutland which I guess is about 30 miles so it should be easy enough to beat that; I’d like to do 50, or even 100 miles if my dodgy back holds up. (Victoria the Osteopath is lined up for the Monday…)

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Your details are safe – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So if you can spare even a small amount it would be hugely appreciated. Thanks



Postscript: 2 hours of practice yesterday showed how rusty I am! It’s 10 years since I was last on a long raceboards and it showed in my complete incompetence. 50 miles will be a challenge! At least I didn’t fall in – the water is very cold at this time of year – and to my great surprise I can actually walk today.

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