solo trans atlantic row to fight against HIV/AIDS

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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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Spirit of Malabo, recovered and en-route to Miami, Florida by ocean carriar.

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


Don't be afraid, get tested for HIV/AIDS

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Latest News

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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).

Media Coverage

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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

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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.


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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.
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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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Goree Island, Senegal - Matar Kane, Senegal Gendermarine, Jay Thomas, US Embassy Dakar, Victor Mooney, and Rev. Herbert Daughtry.

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.

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Monte, Cristi, Dominican Republic – Victor Mooney hit a home run with recruiting Osvaldo José (Pichardo) Virgil, the first Major League Baseball player from the Dominican Republic to help fight against AIDS.

Beisbol Contra El Sida/ Beisbol Fights AIDS will be a national HIV/AIDS campaign run by the citizens of the Dominican Republic throughout the island. Active players will be solicited to make a contribution towards this initiative with every home run, stolen base, no hitter or strikeouts achieved during games. Billboards will be erected with specific messages to support the campaign. In Monte Cristi, Mooney visited Hospitial Provincial Padre Fantino HIV/AIDS wing where Dr. Espinal briefed the rower on the challenges of fighting the disease. Mooney was moved by the physician desire to end the epidemic.


NEW YORK CITY, New York (September 2012) - Equatorial Guinea Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations, H.E. Anatolio Ndong Mba, during a wreath laying ceremony at African Burial Ground.

Equatorial Guinea has overcome the barriers that have discouraged private investment and there is no turning back. Electric power now covers the entire country, the country's highway system is 80 percent complete, and has modern ocean ports and airports. The nation has developed organs for more efficient public administration. It has also developed its social infrastructure, totally reforming the education system and creating technical training schools and a modern university. It has built and staffed hospitals, provided potable water, and modernized its telecommunications system, including making the Internet available.

Equatorial Guinea's geostrategic position, political stability, and the progress it has made in development create ideal conditions for investment.