Charity Race organisers are looking for more yachtsmen to step up to this Chichester challenge.
Organisers of the 10th St Wilfrid’s Hospice ‘Nab’ Challenge, which is to be held on Saturday 24 September 2011, are seeking to increase the number of yachts taking part this year in order to reach record levels and raise even more money for this worthy charity.
Organised by the Inn-shore Cruising Club of East Wittering, West Sussex, this popular event has raised over £110,000 in total and organisers are determined to exceed the £9,541 raised by last year’s event.
The ‘Nab’ Challenge takes place over a 12 nautical mile course from a start line just outside Chichester harbour, around the Nab Tower and back. It attracts entrants from sailing clubs throughout Sussex, and beyond, and offers competitors a great day’s sailing, which is fun, safe and something the whole family can enjoy.
Money is raised through sponsorship of individual crews and their boats. There is a nominal entry fee of £20 per boat. The yachts are split into classes and a handicap system is employed, which covers the widest diversity of boats. By combining the handicap system with the monies raised by each boat, the overall winner will be determined.
As an added attraction, there will also be trophies for class winners, individual boats that raise the most money and clubs that collectively raise the most money, as well as a special award for the boat that best reflects the spirit of the challenge. All race officers are appropriately RYA qualified.
The Hospice, patronised by Lady Pippa Blake, provides specialist palliative care for people suffering from cancer, Motor Neurone Disease and other terminal illnesses. It costs £13,000 per day to run, with only 15% of this funded by the NHS. Contributions from the Inn-shore Cruising Club and other local support groups are vital to ensure that it continues to provide this important service to the local community.
For more information and an entry from, visit www.innshorecruisingclub.co.uk.