Saturday, 19 December 2009

5000 mile Row across the Atlantic

Killaloe Coast Guard wish one of their own the best of luck, Mike Jones, 29, from Cobh, Co. Cork in Ireland, works as the Operations Manager for the University of Limerick Activity Centre. Mike grew up in the historic port town of Cobh and with a fisherman as a father it was inevitable that he would at some stage take to the ocean. Throughout his youth he was a very active member of the local sea scouts where he learned invaluable seamanship skills while at the same time developing a hunger for adventure. Over the past 18 years Mike has been feeding that hunger with, sailing, kayaking and mountaineering adventures all over the world. Mike also participates in triathlons and adventure races and is an active member of the Irish Coast Guard (in the renowned Killaloe unit) - qualified as both a ‘D’ Class and RIB Coxswain.With 5 other crew mates will row 5000 miles east to west across the Atlantic in January 2010. see for more information.