Please enjoy this guest post from John McCarthy, who served as the Safety Officer and Navigator for Sarah Ferguson’s recent world-record Swim Against Plastic. He is the author of “The Sexy Ugly Beautifuls“, Founder  of Ocean Child, Instigator of theGREENERsurfer and Architect of SWIM FREE – Confidence Underwater. Photo above: Wofty Wild.

An eyewitness account of Sarah Ferguson’s world-first circumnavigation swim of Easter Island


4000 people have climbed Mount Everest, 2000 people have swum the English Channel, 12 people have walked on the moon, only one person has successfully swum non-stop around Easter Island or Rapa Nui as it is known to the local inhabitants. Rapa Nui is politically part of Chile, but due to its isolation from the mainland it has retained its own cultural identity and even has its own language. This is an eyewitness account of Sarah Ferguson’s epic swim around the island which was completed at 03h15 on Saturday 16 March, local Rapa Nui time.

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