NEWS 18th Jan 2011

Kay, Kevin and the Draig o'r Mor Fastnet

Draig O'r Mor crew 2011
Draig O'r Mor crew 2011

Race Completed - WELL DONE Draig!

Draig O'R Mor has finished 14th in class. Results from the IRC4A class can be found on the Offical Rolex Fastnet Race website

Since completing the 2009 Rolex Fastnet Race, Kay Stibbs and her husband Kevin have been through the terrible rollercoaster experience of a cancer diagnosis and the subsequent treatment. Now set to compete in the Rolex Fastnet in August 2011, the couple are happy to put all that behind them, but want to take the opportunity to raise funds for Sail 4 Cancer who offered them a respite opportunity last summer. They feel this holiday was an important part of their cancer journey, helping them to move on as a family, to rebuild their confidence together and to begin to enjoy life again. You can read more about Kay's experiences here.

Draig o'r Mor

Their boat, Draig o'r Mor, a 1990 Dehler 36db, has a fantastic ocean racing history with her previous owners, and Kay & Kevin finished 13th in class with her in 2009, despite being "plagued by light airs". With a new set of sails for this year's event, they are hoping that she will prove hard to beat, especially if there are better winds. What will spur them on most however, is knowing that any funds they raise as a result of their efforts will be used to help improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families, giving them a respite from the experiences the Stibbs family understand all too well.

The Rolex Fastnet Race

Since the first Fastnet Race in 1925, this biennial event has become legendary, over the years attracting sailing heroes such as Francis Chichester and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, and well known public figures as diverse as Edward Heath and Simon Le Bon. It is also renowned for its difficulty and unpredictability; some years many of the boats retire - in 2007 less than a quarter actually completed the race. Storm force gales and strong currents take their toll in this race that is definitely not for the faint-hearted.

Beating across the irish sea

Please sponsor Kay, Kevin and their team using the donation form below.
Please note that all money raised will go to Sail 4 Cancer and will not be used to fund the race.

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+ £28.64
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Thank you so much to Michelle & Sam ( Bride & Groom), Phil & Daphne ( proud dad & mum) for arranging a sweepstake of the length of speeches at their wedding
From s k mead


+ £50.00
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Well done to Kay and team from Rick and Paul
From S Bruton


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Well done on your fantastic achievement. Both beating cancer and a fab race!
From Mrs Amy Hadgett

Amazing result in the race guys, superb
From np findlay


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Good luck Team Draig
From Mr G L May


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good luck


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Best of British you lot. Wish I could be with you!. x
From Mr Peter Colquitt


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A donation from mike carter at the last last supper
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good luck K & K will follow your progress as usual
From Mr Brian COLQUITT

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