I really want to row across the Atlantic!
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 ended up in a pickle with my mental health then ended up homeless… twice! Since that phone call I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the challenge so finally grew the balls to do something about it.
I’ve been told I am going to encounter big waves, storms, extremely hot weather (ouch! My skin is 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. While my rowing partner rests, I will row, and vice versa.
I will consume around 7,000 calories per day and around 15 litres of water, allowing me to pull the ores through the ocean over 1 million times.