Fairfax spoke five languages and later in life he also became an expert chef. Fairfax published two books documenting his journey across the oceans. At the end of his row across the Atlantic, the crew of Apollo 11 wrote him a letter congratulating him and saluting him for his courage and dedication. Fairfax lived the true life of an accomplished adventurer. During his life he displayed superhuman courage and a knack for survival in the most glaring situations. Fairfax leaves behind a lasting legacy and inspiration for all those who dare to dream and fight to make them come true.