Quadraplegic sailor hopes to have completed "personal everest" by next week 30/8/07

Quadriplegic sailor Geoff Holt reached Dover last night on the homeward stretch of his attempt to be the first disabled person to sail around Great Britain ( see previous story here ).

Leaving Lowestoft yesterday morning, Geoff sailed to Ramsgate in great time. Once there he decided that the weather was so good he would get some more miles under his belt, leaving Ramsgate that afternoon and arriving in Dover at 20:15 last night – a total sail of over 50 miles.

Geoff left Southampton on 20 May on a voyage he describes as his own “Personal Everest”, but his progress around the coast has been hampered by severe weather conditions. Now that the weather is favourable Geoff is taking to the water every day in an effort to finish his “Personal Everest” some time next week.