Ruben Donné's boating dream - Sailing for MS Research3/26/18
The funding was simple and clever. Sponsors and donators could buy any of the 7,818 nautical miles of the voyage that also took Ruben to the pit-stop in Salvador, Brazil. When he set sail on October 1st he had raised over € 60 000 for international research and MS Netwerk Limburg.
– Although the sailing across the Atlantic has always been a dream, it was him being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, that made me actually go for the dream, says Ruben.
After 60 days alone at sea, via 3 continents, he arrived in Cape Town and was reunited with his father.
– Having my dad standing here on the jetty while I was arriving was for sure the most special moment we had in our lives together. Undoubtedly, actually.
Ruben is now back from his challenge, but has already a new boating dream, the Vendée Globe 2020.
– I have accomplished my boating dream, but once the ocean gets a hold of you, it's difficult to be on shore for a long time.
Read more about Ruben and support his cause on www.sailingchallenge4ms.com