How many able- bodied people would think of sailing round the
world, or across the Atlantic, let alone row the ocean single-handed
to Barbados; 2900 miles of danger and the unknown?
Stuart Boreham has already sailed round the world, has sailed the
Atlantic and has Cerebral Palsy. His legs are badly affected by the
disease and he walks with a stick. He is now planning to row the
Atlantic single handed with no support yacht.
By the time you read this, he will have left and already be three days
out to sea. He left on the 15th November from La Gomera in his well
equipped 7- metre fibreglass rowing boat, called “Macmillan Spirit” as
he is raising money for The Macmillan Trust, Cancer Research.
He sailed on the “Time and Tide” in the ‘Round the World Global
Challenge’, a yacht manned solely by disabled people, and crewed on
the support yacht for the 1997 Atlantic Challenge rowing race. After
this adventure he plans another even more dangerous challenge. He
lives life to the full.
A charming, modest man, he is a delight to be with; and an inspiration
and example to us all.
He has been well supported and sponsored; his aim is to raise £25.000
for cancer research, anyone wishing to sponsor Stuart may do so
You can follow his progress on his web-site: teambluemarble.com or on
The Ocean Rowing Society’s rowing race, the John Fairfax Atlantic
Regatta, is now in the final stages of preparation with 14 entries,
including the youngest rower ever, the oldest, a mother and daughter
and a 4-man team. Kenneth Crutchlow, founder of the Society, was in La
Gomera last weekend putting the finishing touches to the race. It will
leave on 20th January, 2004.