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Monday 21 December 2015

Graham Walters chases the Row2Recovery guys across the Atlantic

Posted by: Help For Heroes | Categories: General

Co-incidentally there is another adventurer crossing the Atlantic this week hard on the heels of Row2Recovery!

Graham Walters is a well known figure in the rowing fraternity - he has made four crossings of the Atlantic since 1997, twice with a partner and the last 2 journeys single handed.

In 2007 he restored The Puffin, a boat built during the 1960's for two earlier rowers who unfortunately perished during  their attempt, the boat was discovered mid-Atlantic capsized and covered in weed. Graham's epic project and the historic crossing can be seen here. She is in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest craft to make the crossing.

Now Graham has decided on another challenge and would like to be the oldest successful trans-Atlantic rower! He has restored a famous historic boat called Khaggavisana which originally belonged to Sydney Genders who sailed her in 1969, from England to the Canaries, on to the West Indies and then to Florida. Graham has left the Canaries last week and will take 3 months to row to Antigua, arriving on 1st March 2016.

Part of the reason Graham is fundraising for Help for Heroes is that he was part of the rescue team in 2010/11 rushing across the Atlantic to mend the fresh water converter for the Row2Recovery team, he was inspired to dedicate all profits from the sale of his book to H4H.