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Kevin Farebrother (49)

Australia

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Name Kevin Farebrother

Born March 6th 1968

Nationality Australian

Country of entry Australia

Kevin Farebrother, a fireman from Perth, West Australia, is an adventurer at heart, having recently completed his third successful assent of Mount Everest. The former 23 SAS Soldier took with him on that climb a copy of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s book A world of my own, and says: “The story of winning the first Golden Globe Race in 1969 was far more scary than anything I’ve experienced climbing Everest!”
Kevin has been sailing a UFO 34 yacht for the past 3 years, and has bought Don McIntyre’s Tradewind 35 Silver Heels to do the GGR. “My first task is to sail her round from Sydney to Perth, which will give me quite a bit of practice. Getting her to the start in Falmouth is the biggest challenge. That involves completing a circumnavigation of Australia, crossing the Pacific to Panama and sailing solo up the Atlantic while trying to keep down my job!”

In between, Farebrother has one more assault on Everest planned. “I’ll be leading a team up the mountain in April 2017 and will then concentrate full time on the GGR. This is a chance in a lifetime that will test mind and body to the limit. The challenge is being alone for such a long period with no one to bounce off thoughts and ideas when the going gets tough.”

 

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Kevin Farebrother has bought Don McIntyre’s Tradewind 35 class yacht Silver Heels.. This successful John Rock design incorporates all those well tried qualities which inspire complete confidence. With a long keel and heavy displacement, solid GRP hull with encapsulated internal ballast and a balsa/ply cored deck, she is the ultimate ocean voyager. The Tradewind 35 possess good sea keeping and handling characteristics and is fast, safe and comfortable, which makes her a pleasure to sail.

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