AB Graphic managing director Mike Burton has completed his solo Atlantic crossing in just 60 days, and raising more than 26,000 GBP (32,000 USD) for Macmillan Cancer Support.
On January10, Burton set off from Gran Canaria on a projected three-month solo journey to his destination in Antigua, all with the aim of raising in excess of 30,000 GBP for charity. He completed the journey 60 days later on March 11. He was cheered in by a 20-strong team of supporters made up of close family and friends.
On day 50, he was hit by two huge waves which entered his cabin, soaking everything inside – including his main satellite phone and due to this he was unable to receive messages of support and write his daily blog. Consequently, the last 10 days proved incredibly challenging.
‘I cannot express my heartfelt thanks enough 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,’ he said.
‘It has been a fantastic adventure and one which will live in my memory for the rest of my life.’
Those wishing to donate and help Mike reach his final target can do so here.