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Bryan Adams is to compete in a major yacht race in England for charity.

The singer will join up with a professional crew in this year’s Artemis Challenge at Cowes Week. The race will see yachts in a 50 mile high speed sprint around the Isle of Wight, with the winning skipper taking away £10,000 for their chosen charity.

Adams will race on “Artemis The Profit Hunter”, skippered by Simon Clay. If they win, the money will go to the Bryan Adams Foundation, a charity set up by Adams in 2006 to improve the quality of people’s lives around the world. The Foundation aims to achieve this by providing financial help and support to those people who are committed to bettering the lives of other people, by providing grants to finance specific projects.

The Foundation seeks to protect the most vulnerable or disadvantaged individuals in society. It aims particularly to advance education and learning opportunities for children and young people worldwide, believing that an education is the best gift that a child can be given. The Foundation’s area of support is broad and far-reaching, enabling grants to be given for projects supporting the elderly, victims of war and natural disasters, and those suffering from mental or physical illness.

For more information on the race, click here.

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