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Weʼre raising £10,000 to help former Royal Marine Steve Sparkes become the first blind person to row the Pacific, alongside fellow former Royal Marine Mick Dawson.

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In June 2018 two former Royal Marines will take on the challenge of a lifetime as they row unaided from Monterey, California to Waikiki, Hawaii in the Great Pacific Race. They will be competing against teams from across the globe in this epic challenge as they row 2,400 miles across the world’s largest ocean. But they face an even bigger challenge than these other teams - one half of the Cockleshell Pacific team is blind.

Steve Sparkes will be rowing in the race with fellow former Royal Marine, Mick Dawson, who in 2009, was part of the first team to ever row the Pacific between Japan and San Francisco. He has also previously rowed the Atlantic twice and has kayaked around the Falkland Island.

The challenge is being completed to raise money for two charities close to their hearts of the pair – Blind Veterans UK and The Royal Marines Charity.

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    • Debo Adekoluejo

      Debo Adekoluejo

      Aug 1, 2018

      Keep going!!! You're doing awesome!!


    • Mark Dobson

      Mark Dobson

      Jun 26, 2018

      When Steve first said to me he's rowing the Pacific with another ex Royal, I thought, and still do, your nuts!Your both an inspiration, not just to me, but everyone. Well done, and, crack on!!


    • Trevor Greevy

      Trevor Greevy

      Jun 26, 2018

      Keep it going guy's, you're both an inspiration. You're both brilliant.


    • C BIRNIE

      C BIRNIE

      Jun 19, 2018

      Inspiring guys, willing you on to the end. t


    • Rus McDonagh

      Rus McDonagh

      Jun 13, 2018

      Good effort Royal


    • Iain Tindall

      Iain Tindall

      Jun 12, 2018

      Keep going guys


    • Lorraine  Newman

      Lorraine Newman

      Jun 12, 2018

      Happy 21st Mick, keep going, we’re tracking you, routing for you all. Cheers!


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