Stu’s Setback On The True Potential Investor Atlantic Row
Please note this blog post was published over 12 months ago and so may not include the most up-to-date information, for example where regulation around investing has changed.
Stu Morton has had to re-assess his True Potential Investor Atlantic Row world record bid, and has predicted an “8-12 month delay” after his boat suffered equipment failure shortly after leaving Portugal on February 2nd.
The goal had been to cross the 3800 miles from Portugal to Venezuela in less than 96 days. This would have been a world record for a solo Atlantic row.
Due to equipment failures on the boat, Stu required a tow back to port from the coastguard. Water was flooding the boat, and couldn’t be bailed out quick enough.
Unfortunately, during the rescue, the coastguard collided with Stu’s boat. A hole was punctured in the front, and now Stu must assess the work that needs to be carried out in order to make another attempt at the world record. He will have to wait for the next weather window, which will be towards the end of 2018 / start of 2019.
The correct safety decision was made, and we are happy to know that Stu is okay. It takes courage to take on a world record, and this setback is simply an opportunity for Stu to learn and grow. We are continuing to work with Stu, as with any goal there can always be setbacks along the way. Stay tuned for future updates.