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Elite sailor, living with cancer, offered free use of dinghy simulator

Arthur Farley is a 19 year old professional athlete in the British Sailing Olympic Squad, a member of Brading Haven Yacht Club and a resident of the Isle of Wight. Arthur is a European & National Champion all achieved whilst living with Cancer. Arthur has been a full time athlete since September 2022.

With the support from the Trustees of the Classic Boat Museum Arthur has been offered free use of the museums Dinghy Simulator to get fitter and try to win medals for the UK.

Arthur said “I’ve had a difficult 9 months but free use of the simulator will help me enormously to build back my strength in a warm safe environment, I’m very grateful to Victoria and the other Trustees, their support means a great deal to me, in return I will do my best to encourage other young sailors to make use of this marvellous facility”.

Arthur continues “despite the fact that I have had Cancer for many years, I have been able to win several prestigious titles and be called up for the British Olympic team therefore with 100% healthy blood I think I can look forward to some excellent results”

The Classic Boat Museum Gallery in East Cowes acquired a dinghy simulator in 2022, funded by the National Lottery.

Dr Victoria Preston, Deputy Chair of the Classic Boat Museum said “Local schools have been using the simulator to interest pupils in sailing, without them having to get cold and wet! The simulator is part of an organised tour of the Museum which brings the Islands boating heritage to life. The Dingy Simulator was invented by the Australian Maritime College for their elite sailing team to help them win gold medals at the Olympics.”

“We are delighted to welcome Arthur to the museum to use the Dinghy Simulator and we are delighted that Arthur has agreed to be the Dinghy Simulator Ambassador with all the Island Sailing Clubs.”

You can support Arthur here on his GoFund page

Arthur’s Achievements;

The ILCA 7/Laser Standard (Ben Ainslie started in this class) Under 19 European champion.

2022 ILCA 7 /Laser Standard - Vice National Champion 2021,

ILCA 6/Laser radial Under 19/17 National champion 2020.

ESailing, Arthur is one of the worlds best VR eSailors.

Vice World Champion 2022, 2023, Olympic eSport series and Esailgp World Title.

Current and 2 times GBR National Champion 2021/22. All the time competing against 65,000+ players.

The Offshore version of the game which is played by one million plus players, Arthur is winning and podiuming frequently.

Arthur is recognised as one of the worlds best Offshore Esailors

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