Jim Shekhdar

Jim Shekhdar was born in 1946 in Leamington Spa. Trained as a civil engineer, he worked on the M4 motorway in England, a variety of projects in Australia, roads in New Zealand and New Guinea, airports in Zaire and flats in the United Arab Emirates. Most recently he has worked in computers. He rowed across the Atlantic with David Jackson in 1997. He was scheduled for a hip replacement operation, but postponed it for his epic Pacific journey.