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Name
Brett Whitely
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09-06-2014
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Sailing Offshore to Southport
I couldn't believe it when David invited me to join his team on Wot Eva to compete in the Sydney to Southport race. It was epic!!

I was so anxious leading up to the race, but once we got going, it was one of the most exhilarating experiences I have been a part of. The conditions for the race were perfect. With southwesterly winds to 25 knots, the boat certainly gets up and goes! Wow! It is an extremely fast yacht. After the race, I did the numbers and we had speeds up to 50km/h!

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    • Kate Hooke | 2014-08-15 18:01:59
      Well done Brett Whiteley! A great achievement. Sounds like an amazing experience. Glad you kept rugged up and warm.
    • Deb Jeffreys | 2014-08-18 08:03:58
      Great work Brett - so glad you had a fantastic time :)
    • Brett Whitely | 2014-08-18 15:13:22
      It was a fantastic trip! I could not have done it without the support and help of the great crew. Thanks guys!!
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Henri Lloyd donate my offshore gear
Brett Whiteley lost his right leg and arm in an accident in November 2013. He started sailing with sailors with disABILITIES in February 2014 and is now training hard each weekend with the SWD Hobart team and hoping to earn a much coveted place in the gruelling race. In June 2014 Henri Lloyd very generously supported Brett's campaign by donating a full set of Henri Lloyd Offshore Elite gear to Brett.Read full story
    • Kristi Foster | 2014-07-02 18:16:38
      So very pleased you were successful in getting some really GREAT gear!
    • Deb Jeffreys | 2014-07-05 18:49:16
      Yep me too - just another step on the journey :)
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Brett Whitely's Story
Brett was just 44 when he lost his right arm and leg in a head-on collision with a ute. The ute was overtaking and didn't see Brett coming the other way. A few short months later, he was out racing with SWDRead full story
    • Deb Jeffreys | 2014-06-17 13:47:16
      Great story Brett - you are inspirational!
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