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A fine example and an indominatable spirit

 

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 on-line.
You can follow his progress on his web-site: teambluemarble.com or on oceanrowing.com

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.


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