£10 goes to charity for a 90-minute sail - all welcome

Charter company Sunsail is offering you the chance to go sailing for a tenner and bid for the chance to spend time out on the water with celebrity ocean racers Dee Caffari and Mike Golding.

As thousands complete their sponsored miles for Sport Relief, in numerous ways – running, waterskiing and more – on 13 March, Sunsail will be showing their support with the first ever Sailing Mile.

Sunsail will be taking their fleet of Sunfast 37s down to Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth for the day, to get anyone and everyone sailing a mile for Sport Relief.

The public can secure a spot on one of the yachts for a minimum donation of just £10, which goes directly to Sport Relief.

Alternatively for a donation of £950 you can have the whole yacht for the day, skipper included, to do as you wish after completing the mile of course.

Celebrity auction
Sunsail are giving people the opportunity to sail the mile with sailing legends Dee Caffari and Mike Golding, through the sailing mile auction.

There are four spaces up for auction on each yacht. Just visit www.sunsail.co.uk/sport-relief/auction to place your bid on either Dee or Mike’s yacht and all four spaces could be yours to fill with family and friends.


‘I’m really pleased to be a part of this fantastic event that Sunsail have organised. Sport Relief helps out a lot of disadvantaged people both here in the UK and overseas, and I can’t think of a better way to raise money for them than spending a couple of hours out on the water’, comments, Dee Caffari, MBE.

Visit www.sunsail.co.uk/sport-relief to book your spaces and Sunsail will be in touch to tell you your allotted time, yacht and all other details.

Alternatively call 0844 463 6704.

If those taking part would like to get sponsored, all they need to do is select the option on their booking and Sunsail we will get a sponsorship form sent straight over.

Sunsail and Gunwharf Quays are donating their resources and operations so you can be sure that every pound donated at the Sailing Mile goes directly to Sport Relief.

See below for brief itinerary.

07:00 – First participants start briefings with Skippers on their yachts

07:30 – First 5 yachts leave Gunwharf to sail their mile

07:00 – 10:00 – Breakfast available. £1 per buttie with all proceeds going to Sport Relief

(5 yachts leaving every 15 minutes. Each yacht is allocated an hour and a half – half hour briefing, 1 hour sail)

11:30 – Dee Caffari and Mike Golding yachts leave to sail the mile.

16:45 – Last boats leave. Arriving back in Gunwharf at 18:15

About Sport Relief
As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. The Sport Relief Weekend takes place from 19-21 March 2010 including a night of Sport Relief telly on BBC One and the Sport Relief Mile events across the UK on Sunday 21 March. All the cash raised by the public will help transform the lives of those living tough lives across the UK and the world’s poorest countries.

Since its launch in 2002, millions of people have taken part in Sport Relief, helping to raise over £80 million. Sport Relief has a unique history of dedicated people doing extraordinary things to rise to the challenge, from David Walliams’ astonishing swim across the English Channel to Eddie Izzard’s truly amazing marathon a day around the UK.

Further information is available on www.sportrelief.com