Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Geoff Holt

In 2007, Geoff Holt became the first disabled sailor to sail single-handed around Great Britain. This December, he plans to sail a specially adapted, 60-foot wheelchair accessible catamaran (above) across the Atlantic to Tortola in the BVI, the place where he broke his neck 25 years ago.

Geoff has been shortlisted by British Airways for a Great Britons Award, which will provide flights so his family can be there when he arrives in the Caribbean. He’s the only yachtsman in the competition, and the winner is determined by online voting that ends on July 25th.

There are a lot of ways to support the sport of sailing, and voting for Geoff is one of the easiest ways to provide support. Votes can be submitted here: http://www.greatbritons.ba.com/users/5525

To follow Geoff’s Atlantic progress, register here: http://www.personalatlantic.com/user/register

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At 7:15 AM, Blogger Scuttleblog said...

Btw, Geoff won the Great Britons Award. Thanks!


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