Official Charity of the Clipper Race, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, are on-site in the Clipper Race Village this week showcasing the impressive Guinness World Record, set by team OneDLL during their recent team building weekend.
The OneDLL team tied 1,383 reef knots in just one hour, using rope donated by Marlow, the Clipper Race Official Rope Supplier. This raised over £4,460 for the Ellen McArthur Cancer Trust and the record-breaking reef knots have now been made into bracelets. These are available to purchase for just £1, with all proceeds going directly to the Ellen McArthur Cancer Trust.
Also at the Ellen McArthur Cancer Trust stall, the public can test their skills on a Harkin Grinder, the pedestal found on the Clipper 70’s, used to quickly hoist and trim the sails. The challenge is timed and requires speed, strength and stamina. The fastest competitor of each day will receive a branded Ellen MacArthur Water bottle and the overall winner of the week will win a bottle of champagne to celebrate the Race Start in style.
The Clipper 13-14 Race fleet will be berthed at St Katharine Docks, London until Sunday 1 September when the twelve-strong fleet will parade down the Thames, to mark the start of their round the world journey.
Celebrating its tenth year, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust has grown beyond expectation into a national charity. The charity works with young people’s primary cancer care units across the UK, offering those in recovery from cancer the chance to rebuild their confidence through sailing.
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