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20th March 2020

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The winner of the Spirit of Adventure Award 2019 is Philip Beale  for his "Phoenicians Before Columbus" expedition. The expedition set sail from Carthage, Tunisia on 23rd September 2019 in a replica Phoenician ship and sailed 6000 miles to reach the shores of the Americas with the aim of proving the Phoenicians had the maritime capability and navigational skill to cross the Atlantic 2000 years before Columbus. The expedition route took in in Cadiz, Essaouira and the Canaries. The ship arrived in the Dominican Republic on 31st December 2019, after 39 days at sea, and reached Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on 4th February 2020.
Mission accomplished! 

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