James sets sail for a Wight-knuckle adventure around the island

James Wigg from the Ellen MacArthur Trust at the the start of the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. Picture (c) onEdition PNL-140107-110348002

James Wigg from the Ellen MacArthur Trust at the the start of the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. Picture (c) onEdition PNL-140107-110348002

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A Hemel Hempstead teenager proved having a knee replacement was no barrier as he took to the seas for the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race.

James Wigg was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone, in his leg shortly before Christmas 2010, undergoing intensive treatment which included having a metal knee inserted.

Two years ago he joined the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, learning to sail before taking part in last year’s record-breaking race around the Isle of Wight.

 

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