After 59 days after commencing his round Great Britain record attempt, quadriplegic sailor Geoff Holt makes it to Scotland 18/7/07
Geoff Holt, who is attempting to be the first disabled person to sail around the coast of Great Britain, has arrived in Campeltown, Scotland.
Forty-one-year old quadriplegic sailor Holt who was paralysed from the breast line down as the result of a swimming accident when he was 18, left Southampton on 20 May, but his record-breaking attempt has was severely hampered by the unusual weather conditions over the past few weeks.
A weather window allowed him to set sail again last week from the North Wales coast and yesterday he sailed along the coast of Scotland from Port Patrick to Campbeltown.
Holt commenced his journey from Port Patrick at 1300 hrs and had a more relaxing day than the previous day when he had a stiff Force 4 blowing from behind for almost the entire six hours. Holt commented: “?I spent six hours looking over my shoulder anticipating then steering the boat down every wave, it was not pleasurable in any way?”
Holt arrived in Campbeltown at 2030hrs last night. The plan for today is to leave for Ardrishaig which will get him 40 miles up the Scottish coast.