Former Royal Marine begins his attempt to be the first blind person to row the Pacific

Published June 7, 2018 0 Plays

Rumble / Fascinating PeopleA former Royal Marine has embarked on an epic challenge to become the first BLIND person to row across the Pacific.

Steve Sparkes, 56 is aiming to become the first severely visually impaired man ever to complete the feat and left this morning (Thurs) on the gruelling 2,400 mile trip.

He set off with team mate Mick Dawson, also a former Marine and experienced ocean rower, from Monterey in California to Hawaii competing with other teams as part of The Great Pacific Race.