Transatlantic Rowing Hopeful Talks Cook Islands at Windswept

Written by: Press Release

Submitted: 28 March 2008

Cornish rower, diver and all round adventurer Philip Pring is putting on a talk at the Windswept Cafe in Newquay on Wednesday 2nd April at 8pm to get the ball rolling for his fundraising to enter the 2009 Atlantic Rowing race.

Windswept Cafe, Newquay, Cornwall

Windswept Café, Fistral beach

A MUST for Any Adventurer!

Cornish rower, diver and all round adventurer Philip Pring is putting on a talk at the Windswept Cafe in Newquay on Wednesday 2nd April at 8pm to get the ball rolling for his fundraising to enter the 2009 Atlantic Rowing race. Philip explains...

"The race strart in La Gomera in the Canary Islands and finishes in Antigua some 3000 nautical miles to the West. In taking part I hope to raise funds for Cornwall Blind Association, and also advertise the work of various ethical Cornish businesses. On a personal level, taking part in this race has become a huge ambition for me, and has come about from my love of the sea and the activities I pursue in that environment, in this case rowing.

I will be talking about the Atlantic Row bid as well as my experiences living and working as a dive master in the Cook Islands. Hopefully the areas covered regarding diving and rowing will be of interest to a local audience - and anyone else who'd like to come."

Owner Ruth Macpherson says "The Windswept Café is delighted to support any crazy venture like this, and it kicks off a series of talks and evenings over the next couple of months which cover a variety of exciting and worthwhile causes. In May we will be doing a "Ready Steady Cook" evening to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care, more info to follow! There will also be a talk by Surfers Against Sewage about their work, and another of our infamous talks on Climate Change with Professor Stefan Harris who is currently in Patagonia checking out the very latest situation."

Tickets for Wednesday night are £3, all of which goes straight to supporting Phil in his venture, and should be booked by calling the cafe on 01637 850793. Refreshments will be available on the night. All are very welcome.