GEW sponsors AB Graphic MD Mike Burton’s cross Atlantic rowing challenge
AB Graphic’s managing director Mike Burton has successfully completed his solo Atlantic crossing in just 61 days, and raising more than £ 33,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Mike left Puerto Rico Marina, Gran Canaria, in the early morning on 8 January 2017 and completed his incredible journey 3000 miles later on 11 March at English Harbour, Antigua. He made the crossing in a 6m-long rowing boat, Storm Petrel, a self-righting design constructed of glass fibre and Kevlar,
In Mike’s words: “I cannot express my heartfelt thanks enough to one and all for all the kind words of support that certainly spurred me on in both the low moments of which there were few and the good times when the Atlantic and weather systems were helping me on my way. It has been a fantastic adventure and one which will live in my memories for the rest of my life.”
GEW donated £ 5,000.00 to Mike Burton’s chosen charity as an acknowledgement of this extraordinary achievement.
Photo: Storm Petrel – Blog