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From Apartheid to the Elite World of Solo Yacht Racing
Neal Petersen was born physically disabled and impoverished in apartheid-era South Africa, but was introduced to healing and equality in the waters surrounding Cape Town. <...
South African-born, Neal Petersen is a dynamic keynote speaker, international extreme adventurer, who draws from extraordinary life experiences, delivering a powerful and timely message of adaptability and perseverance, Neal turns barriers into solutions by never giving up. An award-winning author and the subject of a PBS documentary, Neal is a natural storyteller -- riveting, engaging and highly entertaining. He challenges audiences to find their treasures, to use their experiences to navigate these challenging times to their advantage.
Attendees are guaranteed to hang on the edges of their seats as he empowers them to excel by sharing how he overcame the formidable barriers of a childhood physical disability, poverty and the humiliation of Apartheid in South Africa to compete in the longest and most dangerous of all sports: solo yacht racing around the globe -- 27,000 miles, 9 months at sea -- alone, and in the smallest yacht he designed and built himself.
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From Apartheid to the Elite World of Solo Yacht Racing Neal Petersen was born physically disabled and impoverished in apartheid-era South Africa, but was introduced to healing and equality in the waters surrounding Cape Town. Journey of a Hope M...
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