12 Aug 2011

Kids charity benefits from celebrity yacht race

Yacht raceNewly-wed Zara Phillips and Hollywood star Ewan McGregor joined a flotilla of other celebrities to take part in a 50 mile race around the Isle of Wight to raise money for charity.

The fifth Artemis Challenge is described as a ‘high adrenaline’ race with the winners handed £10,000 to donate to the charity of their choice.

The race – held during Cowes Week - was won by PRB skippered by French sailor Vincent Riou and a former winner of the Vendee Globe.

It’s understood that the PRB’s nominated charity is Foundation Movement for Children's Village Foundation (MVE) which will receive a cheque for £10,000.

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