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Cockleshell Pacific Cockleshell Pacific

Rowing 3,000 miles across the Pacific

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My story

[p]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 3,000 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 and is attempting to become the first blind person to row the Pacific. [/p][p]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.[/p][p]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.[/p]
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Nov 28, 2018

Anne Peach

Can't wait for the book - and the movie ..! Phenomenal achievement.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 17, 2018


From the members of City of London R.M.A

£280.00 plus £35.00 Gift Aid

Sep 20, 2018

Adrian Ali

Fabulous achievement and great to see you both back home safe and sound!!

£280.00 plus £70.00 Gift Aid

Sep 8, 2018

Lee Baker

Brilliant challenge, amazing achievement, great collaboration and for a good cause.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 7, 2018

Amiss clan

Well done Mick and Sparky, awesome achievement

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 3, 2018

Simon DeAth

Good effort, lads

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 1, 2018

Don Campbell

Good effort Royal !

Sep 1, 2018

Sue J.

Well done guys - awesome achievement!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 1, 2018

Paul Mills (2 section 141 troop)

An epic feat of courage and endurance. Respect to both of you.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 31, 2018