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Teenager tells of 'special' Round the Island Race experience

Wed 29 Jun 2011

Teenager tells of 'special' Round the Island Race experience

A teenager with Hodgkin's lymphoma has spoken of his "special" experience at the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race on the Isle of Wight last weekend.

Paul Stickney, 13, stated that he was "really excited" to be able to climb on board one of the six boats run by Dame Ellen MacArthur's team.

Some 30 youngsters were picked to join in, although Paul was not selected to be on the vessel with the sailing legend herself.

The Portsmouth News reported that due to the unhelpful weather conditions, Paul's boat was unable to complete the Round the Island race, but he claimed a victory over MacArthur as he retired from the Isle of Wight later than she did.

Dave Atkinson, assistant principal race officer of the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, has hailed the event as a success and said he is looking forward to the 2012 contest, which is scheduled for June 30th.

Posted by Louise Parkes ADNFCR-3083-ID-800603265-ADNFCR

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