5,000 mile row to fight against HIV/AIDS

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria (off the coast of Africa) to New York's Brooklyn Bridge

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World AIDS Day 2004 - Vatican (Psalms 91)

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Half-way across Atlantic Ocean

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Arrival in St. Martin, FWI (80 lbs. less)

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Boat repairs from shark attack

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Stopover in Puerto Rico

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After robbery off the coast of Haiti


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Goree Challenge I (2006) Homemade boat sinks shortly after start near Senegal

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Goree Challenge II (2009) Water system fails, mission aborted

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Goree Challenge III (2011) Boat takes on water, 14 days on life raft

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Goree Challenge IV (2014) Successfully rowed across Atlantic Ocean

Never Give Up * Pa Bay Le Gan * Nunca Te Rindas * Nunca Desista * N'abandonnez Jamais * 永不放棄 


The Spirit of Malabo presented by
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea
and supported by
H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Head of State

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Masapalamos, Gran Canaria
Canary Islands

St. Martin
French Caribbean

Sint Maarten
Dutch Caribbean

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Farjardo, San Juan, Arecibo y Aguadilla
Puerto Rico

Samana, Puerta Plata y Monte Cristi
Dominican Republic

Tortuga Island


Latest News

Boat crossing Atlantic on mission for AIDS takes a detour in Miami after attack

RUMBA Sails with 'Spirit of Malabo' Onboard

Cargo Ship Carried Humanitarian Row Boat To US

Queens Man Rows Across Ocean For AIDS Awareness

Victor Mooney begins the last 1500 miles of AIDS awareness campaign in February

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MIAMI, Florida - "Miami based Spencer Boat Company is on standby to repair the boat and so I can complete the final 1,500 mile row to New York”, Victor Mooney said. The rower expects to launch the Spirit of Malabo at the Miami International Boat Show in February.

Spencer Boat Company is a full-service shipyard dedicated to the refit and repair of the world’s finest yachts and vessels. Work is of the highest international standards and meets Classification Societies requirements, including ABS, Lloyds, and US Coast Guard Regulations (including Inspected Passenger Vessels).

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Victor Mooney: Faith, Hope & A Strong Arm

Victor Mooney: The Mission Continues


US rower robbed of food, passport off the coast of Haiti

Hombre cruzó el océano Atlántico remando en una embarcación de 24 pies

US Man Rows Across Atlantic Ocean, Reaches Caribbean

Sunk, but undefeated, NYC man faces Atlantic again

Media Contact:
GC Media, Lisa Samuels

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4 Million to get Antiretrovirals

 4 Million males circumcised

 4 Million Tested for HIV

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Have your classroom take a seat on the Spirit of Malabo,a journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Expand the discussion on Math, Science and History.

Goree Challenge IV - The Spirit of Malabo is a project for the South African Arts International (SAAI). SAAI is a New York State registered not-for-profit organization. The Mission of SAAI is to promote multimedia events in venues all over the world; to exhibit the works of artist, artisans, musicians, scholars and professionals; to facilitate worldwide cultural understanding; disseminate and exchange international art and culture; to provide scholarships, sponsor cultural events and artistic seminars; to increase awareness of global pandemic of HIV/AIDS; and to finance these activities through soliciting contributions and funding from both private and public resources.
Contact us: South African Arts International PO Box 670605 Flushing, New York 11367 USA

Invite Victor to share his incredible story to your group.

For Bookings


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World AIDS Day 2014 - 'Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation'

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The Spirit of Malabo will be donated to the United Nations during the opening of the General Assembly in September 2015

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  The Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of
  Lesotho to the United Nations in New York

Billybey Ferry Inc.
   New York City

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Jenifer Clark's Gulfstream

Chivvis Enterprises, Inc.

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Wantagh, New York

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Freeport, New York

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Sint Maarten/ St. Martin


Custom Fit Marine

"We custom fit our service to
your every need and dream"

1+ 721 587 4546
St. Martin/ Sint Maarten


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Mobile Marine
Puerto Rico 


Club Nautico de Arecibo
Puerto Rico

Gobernador Civil Provincia de Samana

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Club Nautico de Monti Cristi

Marina Del Mar Inn

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City of Monte Cristi


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Other projects:

Beisbol Contra El Sida/ Beisbol Fights AIDS