The ultimate endurance test!
Departing from Tenerife, Canary Islands (28 'N, 16 'W), we will be rowing 3,000 to English Harbour, Antigua (17 'N, 61 'W). Rowing 2 hours on, 2 hours off, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for as many weeks as it takes…..
In March 2021, we will be rowing 3,000 miles from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean, across the planet’s second largest ocean.
Slavery still exists. I am attempting to Row the Atlantic - a route that hundreds of thousands of slaves have taken before me - for a world free from slavery.
Battling the elements, sea sickness, salt sores and constant sleep deprivation,
I am driven by my goal of raising awareness and raising funds
to bring an end to modern day slavery.
The International Justice Mission (IJM) is the largest international anti-slavery organisation in the world, comprised of a team of undercover investigators,
lawyers, social workers and advocates.
IJM has helped rescue over 50,000 people from slavery and oppression globally, and we have seen reductions in slavery of up to 86% in places where IJM has worked.
We all share an affinity for the outdoors and a determination to have a positive impact on the world around us, hence why we are embarking on this oceanic sized expedition (quite literally!).
We will row in excess of 1.5 million oar strokes
More people have climbed Everest than successfully rowed an ocean
At its deepest the Atlantic Ocean is 8.5km/5.28 miles deep
The waves we will experience will measure up to 30-40 foot high
Each rower needs to consume 5,000 calories and 10 litres of water per day
There is no toilet – just a bucket!
A fully functioning water maker takes 30 minutes to make 20 litres of water
Body: Seasickness, salt sores, blisters/infections, muscle damage and depletion
Mind: Sleep deprivation and exhaustion; isolation; claustrophobia of being crammed on a 38 foot boat versus agoraphobia of the open ocean for weeks and weeks on end
Extreme weather conditions: storms, 30-40 foot waves with nowhere to hide; temperatures between -10° and +40°,
Navigation hazards: Shipping lanes
Wildlife encounters: Sharks, whales and other deep sea creatures
Boat: Capsizes; broken parts; cleaning the hull (from the water!)