Dame Ellen MacArthur and the EMCT sail on Thalatta

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust takes young people in recovery from cancer sailing, to help rebuild their confidence. In August 2012 they sent their first group of young people for a trip on Thalatta, and in 2013 Dame Ellen MacArthur accompanied a group on a trip, bringing her dog Norman along for the voyage too.

In the log book she wrote:

Norman, Ellen and the whole team at EMCT say a massive thank you for making our days on Thalatta so very, very special. Learned a whole heap, laughed a lot and thoroughly enjoyed every part of the experience… Norman is for the first time in his life thinking of a possible career change (sheep-dog to barge dog!). He absolutely loved it too. Piers and Cyril – Thank you so much for bringing so much joy and pleasure to so many… Love Ellen x

She also illustrated the entry with a couple of sketches!