Get pictures from the London leg of The Ellen MacArthur Trust Skandia Round Britain Voyage of Discovery
Ellen MacArthur and children from the The Ellen MacArthur Trust sailed into London today onboard Scarlet Oyster as part of the Skandia Round Britain Voyage of Discovery.
The EMT Round Britain Voyage of Discovery mirrors Ellen MacArthur’s first solo round-Britain voyage in her 21ft yacht, Iduna in 1995.
The voyage began in Cowes on 3rd May and 85 young people will sail the 48-foot Scarlet Oyster 2000 nautical miles around Britain on a four-month trip.
Scarlet Oyster has already stopped at ports in Dover and, today, London and will visit a further 14 around Great Britain including Ipswich, Hull, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow (Largs), Belfast, Douglas, Liverpool, Holyhead, Cardiff, Torquay and Southampton.
The Voyage provides a unique opportunity for young people in recovery from cancer and leukaemia to return to the paediatric oncology wards of the hospitals they were treated in and communicate their experiences and recovery path to those currently undergoing treatment for cancer. Throughout the course of the Voyage the Trust is aiming to raise £100,000.
Trust Patrons Dame Ellen MacArthur and double Olympic gold medallist Shirley Roberston will both be taking part in the Voyage. Ellen MacArthur will be giving a series of public talks at venues across Britain in conjunction with the Voyage.