South African- born, Neal Petersen is a world-class professional solo racing yachtsman, global investor, award-winning author of Journey of a Hope Merchant and the subject of a PBS documentary. Petersen has faced many challenges in life – poverty, discrimination, childhood disability and other insurmountable barriers – and he always responded by looking for opportunities and solutions to achieve his dream. His experience shows that imagination coupled with determination to achieve, can break through the toughest challenges. Neal completed the 1998-99 “Around Alone” the most dangerous extreme sport in the world, a 27,000 mile yacht race, 9 months at sea – alone, and in a yacht he designed and built himself.
In sharing his high-impact, unique and extraordinary adventure, Neal delivers a powerful message that “In Life There Are No Barriers – Only Solutions!”
Following the event will be a book signing. All including children welcome.
You are invited to this free event:
Saturday August 16th
Black Dome Mountain Sports
140 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805