Arthur Farley

YOUNG ISLE OF WIGHT CANCER SURVIVOR ARTHUR FARLEY TO COMPETE AT MAJOR REGATTA IN ATHENS

Arthur Farley – a 20-year-old ILCA sailor from the Isle of Wight – is about to start his first major regatta since winning the under-19 European championships and his 8-month battle with cancer. 

The 2024 ILCA Senior European Championships & Open European Trophy are taking place in Athens, Greece from the 18th February to 23rd February 2024.

Some of the competitors will be fighting for the last few Olympic qualification spots for some countries, making for some tight racing.

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Arthur has said:

“I’m looking forward to just racing against the best and maybe putting them under some pressure. Should be a super competitive regatta with some light wind tricky racing expected”.

Following this, Arthur will be making his way to Pollença, Palma de Mallorca, for the Under 21 Europeans and then a long intensive training session for the whole of March.

Arthur is looking for a sponsorship to help fund his ambition to win Olympic medals in the 2028 games. Meanwhile, he has set up a fundraising page

Arthur’s progress can be tracked on Facebook and Instagram.

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