Josie Phillips arrives back in Ipswich

Josie Phillips and her husband, Roger, have finished their anticlockwise round-Britain sail.

Josie, 27, has completed the voyage on their Contessa 32, Nordlys, despite having a malignant brain tumour.

So far she has been able to raise more than £11,000 for Brain Tumour Research and is on course to hit her target of £20,000.

Josie, a doctor at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, and Roger, who has just completed a PhD, arrived back in Ipswich this week after sailing up the north-east coast, through the Caledonian Canal, southwards through the Irish Sea to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, across to Wales and around the south coast of England.

Josie’s challenge comes after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2004, following five years of unexplained symptoms. She received the news that the tumour had become malignant in September 2008 and her prognosis then was given as between 12 to 15 months.

More details of the voyage can be found on and Josie can be sponsored by visiting

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