Mike’s Inspiring Solo Sail for Safety
Mike Rowney is an experienced PBF workplace safety presenter having worked with us since 2010.
In 2001 Mike was an active ocean-going skipper working overseas when he became a paraplegic after an accident in dry dock.
When Mike was newly injured and lying in hospital, he saw a documentary about a successful paraplegic sailor and was inspired to return to sailing.
Over recent years Mike has completely refitted his Swedish folk boat (“Gypsy Rose”) to meet his requirements and has made further adaptations based on experience gained during previous solo sails.
Now aged 61 years old Mike is planning his next adventure, a solo sail, to highlight the importance of safety, raise awareness of SCI and to demonstrate that life can, and does, go on after a life changing event.
Mike is extremely passionate about responsibility and safety. His engaging personal story resonates with workplace audiences, community groups and fellow sailors. Mike strongly believes that “safety is an attitude and can be adjusted”
His planned solo sail will take him more than 2000 km from Fremantle to Port Hedland. He will be working with PBF Australia to deliver safety presentations as he travels up the West Coast. His planned stopover points include Jurien, Geraldton, Carnarvon, Exmouth, Onslow and Dampier.
Mike intends to depart Fremantle in Late April 2020 and is now seeking financial support and additional sponsorship to proceed with his inspiring project. Contact us to find out how you can get involved.