On 12th December 2018, I am going to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean with my team Row For The Ocean.
I’ve already rowed around Great Britain and absolutely loved it! I cannot wait to tackle this enormous challenge.
Why do I want to do it?
It all started with a random phone call one Sunday in April 2015.
Since then, it’s been a rollercoaster journey, to say the least.
My original rowing team didn’t work out. I then ended up in a pickle with my mental health and then ended up homeless… twice!
Since that phone call I haven’t been able to stop thinking about rowing across the Atlantic so when the girls from Row For The Ocean asked me to join them in March 2018, I immediately said yes.
I’m told I’m going to encounter big waves, storms, extremely hot weather (ouch! My skin is very fair), sleep deprivation, hallucinations, hunger, dehydration and physical and mental exhaustion. BRING IT ON!!!!
The journey should take between 35 – 60 days depending on the weather and other circumstances.
Each day on the boat I will row for 12 hours, 2 hours on, 2 hours off.
I will consume around 7,000 calories per day and around 15 litres of water, allowing me to pull the oars through the ocean over 1 million times.
It sounds great, doesn’t it!?