U.S. man crosses Atlantic Ocean by rowboat on 4th attempt

Victor Mooney, 48, of Queens and The Spirit of Malabo, a twenty-four foot Brazilian custom made ocean rowboat has passed the longitude [59.29W], which marks the successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean Saturday morning. Mooney is expected to reach Tortola, British Virgin Islands within two weeks for a resupply before continuing to New York.

Mooney becomes the first African American to row across any ocean. The Atlantic Rower celebrates his successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean on board The Spirit of Malabo.

Mooney becomes the first African American to row across any ocean. The Atlantic Rower celebrates his successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean on board The Spirit of Malabo.

Mooney departed Maspolamas, Gran Canaria, off the coast of Africa on February 19. Mooney’s journey, in honor of his brother who died of AIDS 1983, is designed to encourage voluntary HIV testing and raise funds for AIDS.

Track this native of Queens, NY and his vessel, a twenty-four foot Brazilian custom made ocean rowboat to Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

Victor Mooney, a devout Roman Catholic, prays after ending a seventy-three day fast aboard The Spirit of Malabo.

Victor Mooney, a devout Roman Catholic, prays after ending a seventy-three day fast aboard The Spirit of Malabo.

Mooney is expected to reach Tortola within two weeks for a resupply before continuing to New York.

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.

Comments

add a comment

Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.