A former Royal Marine has become the first BLIND person to row across the Pacific

Published August 29, 2018 0 Plays

Rumble / Fascinating PeopleA former Royal Marine survived a hurricane to become the first BLIND person to successfully row across the Pacific. Steve Sparkes, 57, crossed the finish line of his epic journey last night (Tuesday) to enter the record books. He spent the last 82 days at sea with team mate Mick Dawson in a 6ft x 21.5ft a carbon fibre ocean rowing boat - and said they had to endure several setbacks. But he said the pain subsided as they were greeted scenes of jubilation when the pair docked in Hawaii just before 7pm BSM after completing the Great Pacific Race they set off on from Monterey in California in June.