Transatlantic rower gets his oars

Victor Mooney, executive director of South African Arts International and the rower of the Spirit of Malabo (a 24' Brazilian built ocean rowboat), is receiving three sets of rowing oars for his solo

Transatlantic rower gets his oars

Victor Mooney, executive director of South African Arts International and the rower of the Spirit of Malabo (a 24′ Brazilian built ocean rowboat), is receiving three sets of rowing oars for his solo five-thousand miles transatlantic row from Braca Sport (Americas).

“The Spirit of Malabo arrives in Las Palmas, Canary Islands on Friday and with a little extra support, I’ll meet her”, said Victor Mooney. His journey back to New York is expected to take up to eight months.

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Last week, Mr. Mooney was joined by representatives from the Mexico Consulate, Croatia Consulate, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblywoman Annette Robinson, Assemblyman Nick Perry , Brooklyn Borough President – Elect, Eric Adams, South African Arts International, board member, Dr. Lupenko and others as the Spirit of Malabo was dedicated to Nelson Mandela inside Brooklyn Borough Hall.

South African Arts International also announced a contribution of five-thousand dollars towards the transportation cost of the Spirit of Malabo from New York to Las Palmas, Canary Islands from Maersk Line. Maserk Line is the global container division and the largest operating unit of the A.P. Moller Moller – Maersk Group that is based in Denmark.

Mr. Mooney’s hopes his mission will encourage voluntary HIV testing.

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