True Potential Investor Atlantic Row – Stu sets new date with upgraded boat
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“If you give up at the first hurdle then you’re doing it for the wrong reasons in the first place,” is what Stu Morton had to say about his initial True Potential Investor Atlantic Row setback.
Due to problems with his equipment, Stu had to be rescued after the first day of his bid to row solo across the Atlantic. Furthermore, his boat was damaged by the coastguard during the rescue operation. His hopes of rowing the 3800 miles between Portugal and Venezuela were destroyed.
But rather than see this as a problem, Stu has embraced it as an opportunity. It is a learning and growing experience. He has now set a new date for the row, January 2019. As for the boat, he has secured a new top spec boat from Rannoch Adventure. “The game has changed,” Stu said, “Round 2 will be faster…………..a lot faster.”
Another lesson Stu has learned from his first attempt is that he can afford to be lighter for the next row. Despite the initial disappointment of the January 2018 attempt, Stu has already learned from the experience and is setting himself ready for the 2019 True Potential Investor Atlantic Row.