Leading Maritime Training Academy Prepares Blind Veteran to Row 2,400 Miles Across The Pacific

SEAFORD, U.K. - Feb. 20, 2018 - PRLog -- Seahaven Maritime Academy have been involved in the training of two former Marines, Steve Sparkes and Mick Dawson, in preparation for their row across the Pacific Ocean.

Steve unfortunately lost his sight due to a diving accident on exercise during his service in the Corps, but despite this the pair are preparing to row from California to Hawaii in The Great Pacific Race. They aim to raise awareness and money for two charities, Blind Veterans UK and The Royal Marine Charity.

Seahaven Maritime Academy's purpose built training facility in the port of Newhaven, East Sussex offers the highest standard of training and certification for everyone, all at a fair price. They have provided the duo with the necessary training to ensure they both stay safe during the row. Both gentleman have completed the Basic Sea Survival course, and Steve will go on train in our First Aid and Marine Radio Short Range/VHS courses in the upcoming weeks.

Steve Brand, Managing Director of SMA, has commented,

"Our team has thoroughly enjoyed training both Steve and Mick over the last month. Our ethos here at SMA is to offer excellent training at an affordable price with the emphasis on dealing with people not numbers. We're extremely proud to have been able to help prepare this pair for their adventure. The charities they are support are fantastic and we look forward to seeing Steve and Mick cross the finish line!"

If you would like to donate, please visit Steve and Mick's Just Giving page (https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cockleshell-pacific). Alternatively, you can read the full article here (https://seahavenmaritimeacademy.co.uk/sma-train-brave-vet...).

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