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Transatlantic Row to Encourage HIV Testing

January 28, 2014

Victor Mooney and a port worker in Las Palmas, Canary Islands

Victor Mooney and a port worker in Las Palmas, Canary Islands

Victor Mooney of Flushing, New York, reunited with his 24' rowboat christended the Spirit of Malabo over the weekend.

Mooney and his vessel are currently at Pasito Blanco Yacht Club in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands. The Canary Islands is an archipelago of islands located off the coast of Morocco in West Africa.

After some technical installations and a favorable offshore forecast, Mooney will row 5,000 miles to Brooklyn, New York. The rower hopes his journey will encourage voluntary HIV testing.


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