John Ridgway (sailor)
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Ridgway was educated at the Pangbourne Nautical College and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. In 1966, whilst a Captain in the Parachute Regiment, Ridgway, together with Chay Blyth, rowed across the North Atlantic in a 20 ft open dory called English Rose III. They successfully completed this in 92 days.
In 1983/4 Ridgway and Andy Briggs sailed English Rose VI in a non-stop passage round the world, setting (what was then) a 203 day record.
In 2003/4 Ridgway circumnavigated the globe in English Rose VI, in a campaign to highlight the plight of albatrosses.
He served with the Special Air Service (SAS).
- Senior, Antonia (25 July 2009). "Sutherland: Cape Wrath". The Times (London). p. 11.
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