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Non-profit group sailing for a cause

Sails up 4 Cancer is a new charity dedicated to education, prevention and research for all types of cancer, through the art and enjoyment of sailing.

The group will be hold its first traditional regatta, along with a Picnic Fleet for cancer patients, survivors and family members, Sunday at the Mystic Yachting Center (home of the Mystic River Yacht Club).

As well as on the water activities, Sails Up 4 Cancer will be hosting a Complimentary Alternative Medicine exposition at the Mystic River Yacht Club. The event will present information on precancerous screenings, nutrition, meditation, massage therapy, yoga and acupuncture for patients and family during cancer treatments.

Admission for the exposition is $20 at the door and is also good for admission to a Post Regatta Shore Party that caps off the event. Admission for the Picnic Fleet is $10 per person. Space is limited and on a first come first serve basis.

Sailors who wish to race or participate with their boat in the Picnic Fleet should contact Bob Davis at or register at the Sails Up 4 Cancer website at