UK vic­to­ri­ous in the Rolex Syd­ney Ho­bart Race

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A crew of veter­ans, who had Sir Robin Knox-john­ston as their nav­i­ga­tor, led the UK to victory over the Aus­tralians in the Rolex Syd­ney Ho­bart Race.

The two In­vic­tus Games Syd­ney crews of wounded ser­vice per­son­nel raced as part of their re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and pro­moted the fourth In­vic­tus Games, which will be held in Syd­ney in Oc­to­ber. Will Par­bury skip­pered the crew, who crossed the fin­ish line al­most 11 hours ahead of their ri­vals, in 49th place.

Ash­ley Bowes, who com­pleted the 2017 Round Bri­tain Chal­lenge with the Turn to Star­board char­ity, was on board. ‘Syd­ney Ho­bart was dif­fi­cult and chal­leng­ing but when I am out on the wa­ter, the true me comes out,’ he said.

Mon­tel Fa­gan­jor­dan cel­e­brates with his par­ents (right) and with Pro­ject Scaramouche’s spon­sors, Pi­o­neer Un­der­writ­ers (be­low)

In­vic­tus Games Syd­ney 2018 GAME ON crew

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