Sail 4 Cancer is 2014 Haven Academy winner

Sir Robin

Children’s charity wins public vote to receive £5,000 funding

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston launched his search for 2014’s most deserving boating project on the Haven Knox-Johnston stand at the PSP Southampton Boat Show last September.

At the launch Sir Robin said: “ We have already proven that with the help of the Haven Academy we can bring good ideas to life. The Haven Academy is unique in helping projects get started rather than rewarding past success. In 2014 our focus will be on finding the best way to get more people involved in boating. We’re again looking to partner a really worthwhile initiative to reach out to non-sailors, youngsters, the underprivileged – including those with disabilities – to provide them with an opportunity to explore and enjoy boating”.

Applications for the Haven Academy’s unique and exciting opportunity for any charity, boating, sailing club or individual to be partnered to a value of £5,000 in their project to promote and encourage boating in the UK during the entire season closed on 31st January 2014.

The panel of judges published their short list of the 3 most deserving projects – the winner being chosen by the public voting online before March 31st 2014. Sail 4 Cancer was announced the winner after securing a substantial proportion of all the votes.

For more details of Sail 4 Cancer’s winning project click here