Paddy now intends to row the Atlantic again. Solo. Paddy will recreate a voyage across the Atlantic West to East; a feat that has never been attempted by an Amputee and a feat that will earn Paddy another Guinness World Record upon completion.
The route that the team has chosen for Paddy will depart from Newfoundland, Canada, arriving on Achill island, Ireland, emulating famous Ocean Rower Don Allums’ epic trip, he was the first man to successfully cross the Atlantic solo, in both directions in 1987.
During the last leg of his epic 5000 nautical mile journey Don encountered a bad storm, this lead him to come ashore on Achill Island, where Paddy grew up. Paddy has many memories of this momentous occasion and has boyhood photographs of him sitting in Don's boat the QE3. Since this time, Paddy has dreamed of rowing oceans and this row for the 30th Anniversary of Don's feat is a fitting tribute to the man and a dream come true for Paddy.
Some might say he is pushing the boundaries with his disability but for Paddy its about proving there are no boundaries only the ones you set yourself.#1Man1Leg1Ocean #RowPaddyRow #NoBoundaries