Solo Transatlantic Attempt by Quadriplegic Yachtsman

Quadriplegic Yachtsman Seeks Help Sailing Atlantic

In 2007, quadriplegic yachtsman Geoff Holt, paralysed from the chest down, became the first disabled sailor to sail single-handed around Great Britain. It was an epic journey that took him and his seven man crew a total of 109 days to complete. He had sailed 1,445 miles and visited 51 destinations during one of the worst summers in history.

Glutton for punishment he has now decided to attempt a solo crossing of the Atlantic in a wheelchair adapted 60ft catamaran.

He is no stranger to the Ocean having crossed the Atlantic 3 times sailing between the ages of 16 and 18 before the accident which left him paralysed and wheelchair bound.

He will do the hard bit on his own but for the easy part he needs your help. He has been short listed by British Airways for one of their Great Britons Awards.

If he wins the award BA will provide free flights for his family to the Caribbean to meet him when he gets to the other side after the single-handed Trans-Atlantic crossing this December.

To win, he needs people to vote for him and there is only three days left for voting

To Vote for him all you have to do is click here and follow the instructions