WE ROWED THE ATLANTIC!
On January 31st 2020 we crossed the finish line of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge 2019, completing the World’s Toughest Row in 49 days, 13 hours, 49 minutes!
We rowed over 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean and became the FASTEST FEMALE TRIO with Mo becoming the first deaf person to have rowed the Atlantic!
We are a team of 4 women* from the South West of the UK who took part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, raising money & awareness for Cornwall Blood Bikes, Carefree & Hospiscare Exmouth & Lympstone. This is a 3,000 mile epic row in a small, compact ocean rowing boat which was our 'home' for two months while we were at sea. We left La Gomera on December 12th 2019 and finished in Antigua at the end of January 2020. Although there were and are many deserving causes we really wanted to do something that would specifically benefit those close to us.
* Unfortunately one of our crew, Linda, suffered from very extreme sea sickness during our training and had to pull out of the challenge before the start, so we rowed as a trio.
Thanks to Penny Bird / Atlantic Campaigns Talisker Whiskey Challenge for these fantastic photos:
ALL equipment including our boat has been sold and all monies raised from the sale has gone to our three charities.
We've been on TV!
We were interviewed on ITV's Lorraine Show on Tuesday 2nd February, just days after we stepped ashore:
We're on film!
Chapter 2 of the full length video that our amazing sponsors, GN ReSound, have made with us is now go!
And you can check out chapter 1 here!
The 250 Club!
The BEST club - our 250 Club!
Cornwall Blood Bikes
We heard of Cornwall Blood Bikes by word of mouth, we hadn't heard of them before and it seems their work goes largely unnoticed by many of the general public. Most people seem to think NHS couriers work throughout the night but this is the time when Cornwall Blood Bikes take over.
68% of unpaid carers will have no break this year; many cannot afford one. Carefree is a charity that enables unpaid carers to take short breaks in accommodation donated free-of-charge by the owner.
Exmouth & Lympstone Hospiscare is a LOCAL charity relying on LOCAL support to provide vital care to LOCAL families when they most need it. They provide specialist palliative care advice to patients who have been diagnosed with chronic life limiting conditions.
Our aim is to raise in excess of £50,000 to support these wonderful charities and to enable them to continue. It could be any one of us, our family or friends that could need them for help.
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