We are very privileged to be able to raise awareness and funds for the RNRMC and Bowel Cancer UK, especially doing what we love to do.

Acting Petty Officer Phil Slade

Phil and Mark will attempt to smash their existing record in May this year, covering over 500 nautical miles of open sea from Plymouth to the Gareloch.

“We are very privileged to be able to raise awareness and funds for the RNRMC and Bowel Cancer UK, especially doing what we love to do,” said Phil.

“We are pushing the bounds of the envelope and taking Bosun sailing to the next level, in hope that whether you are a sailor or not, you will understand what we are taking on for these brilliant charities.”

Mark, who is a sea survival instructor with 1 Assault Squadron Royal Marines, and Phil, from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Sail Training Centre at Royal Marines Stonehouse, decided to support RNRMC and Bowel Cancer UK as they are charities close to their hearts.

Mark in particular has a very personal reason for supporting Bowel Cancer UK having survived the disease.

“Bowel cancer has caused so much sadness through the generations within my family,” he said. 

“Raising awareness for those under 50 in particular the 20-30 age range is extremely important.”

Support Phil and Mark’s 2017 record breaking attempt, “Bosun 500 Challenge” at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/bosunchallenge500

Like them on Facebook @bosunchallenge500.

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