Former Royal Marines Commando, sailor, defender of ships from Somali pirates, motivational speaker, film maker and world-record holder - this week Ruth Copland features her interview with Mick Dawson. Having served in the Falklands War at seventeen and in the Middle East Mick followed his military career by pursuing his passion for the ocean and gained a world record for rowing 7,000 miles across the North Pacific. Mick Dawson and Chris Martin are the first and only people ever to successfully row almost 7,000 miles across the North Pacific Ocean into San Francisco. Armed with his camera Mick filmed the whole endeavour and Discovery Channel subsequently produced a hugely popular documentary of this epic voyage, ‘Rowing the Pacific,’ which has aired on Discovery Europe, Discovery UK and Discovery Asia with plans to be aired in the states on Discovery USA. When he’s not working defending shipping from Somali pirate attacks, Mick can be found on the ocean he loves skippering yachts or presenting motivational talks to inspire others to follow their dreams. To listen to Mick’s story Click here Mick Dawson | It's A Question of Balance.
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