Sail for St Wilfrid's Hospice

The 13th St Wilfrid’s Hospice ‘Nab’ Challenge is to be held on Saturday, September 6 and the Inn-Shore Cruising Club (ISCC) organisers are calling for more sailors to take part.

The organisers atr aiming to inspire and encourage a record number of competitors to take part in this year’s challenge and raise as much money as
possible for St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Chichester.

So far £162,000 has been
raised for the hospice by this annual charity yacht race.

The race
offers competitors a day of family racing. The Challenge takes place over a 12 nautical mile
course from a start line just outside Chichester harbour, around the Nab Tower
and back and attracts entrants from sailing clubs throughout Sussex and beyond.

spokesman, Patrick Doyle said: ‘Every year
the local sailing community get behind this wonderful event.

‘We are keen to maintain the momentum and have already
started leafleting local yachting clubs to raise awareness and hopefully
increase the number of entrants to record levels.’

He added: ‘There is a
nominal entry fee of £20 per boat and entrants can get any number of people and
organisations to sponsor them and their crew.

‘With on-line
facilities for making contributions, we have made it as easy as possible to
make donations.’

donations of £5 per text can be made by texting SWCC50 to 70070.

About the hospice

Wilfrid’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care – which means looking
after the pain, distress and other symptoms of advanced cancer, Motor Neurone
Disease and other life limiting illnesses – to local people.

opening in 1987, it has cared for over 1200 local people and at any time
provides care for 200 people, while offering support to their family and

The hospice
is not part of the NHS and relies on public support to raise 88% of its annual
running costs, which this year will be just under £6.7m.

sponsors are Chichester based, ATAG Heating UK Ltd.

For further
information on how you can participate visit

Picture: Competitors at last year’s St Wilfrid’s ‘Nab’ Challenge experienced perfect sailing conditions and raised £12,000 for the hospice