Triple amputee sailor sets sail from Fox’s on round the world voyage

posted on 25th April 2017 within

British Armed Forces Rifleman, Craig Wood, remembers a white flash and his friend running towards him before he blacked out. It was July 2009 and the 18-year old Rifleman was on a routine patrol with his battalion, 2RIFLES, in Sangin, Afghanistan. Just three months into his first deployment, Craig was blown up by a roadside bomb and lost both legs and his left forearm.

Before joining the army, Craig had grown up windsurfing and dinghy sailing and, following his recovery, put a team together and spent three seasons sailing a Sonar three-man keelboat.  This led him into sailing larger yachts and he is now the proud owner of Never Ending Story, a well-found Colvic 40, which, with a little help from Fox’s Marina & Boatyard, Craig has refitted and is now planning to sail around the world.

Fox’s has assisted with fitting new radar and plotter, various other modifications to electronics, new batteries, stainless frame and solar panels plus hauling for seacocks and stern gear service.

Craig has been a familiar face around the Fox’s yard over the last few months and, as this inspirational young man sets sail on this new chapter in his life, everyone at Fox’s wishes him all the very best.

Read more about Craig Wood.