More people have been into space, or climbed Mount Everest than rowed the Atlantic.
I am planning to take part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic from the Canary Islands to Antigua.
The journey so far has been a challenging one and I am not yet even in the boat – read more about the story here.
Despite the setbacks I am determined to get in the boat and tackle what Mother Nature has to offer and reach the Antiguan coastline.
I am searching for a female crew mate to join me in my challenge in order to create a new Talisker Race record and also become a World record holder for the fastest female pair to row across the Atlantic ocean.
Deemed “The World’s Toughest Race” I can expect to face 50ft waves, storms, 40 degree heat, possible capsize, sleep deprivation, hallucinations, hunger, dehydration, sea sickness, blisters, mental and physical exhaustion and most of all, a sore bum!
The journey could take anywhere between 40- 90 days depending on the weather and other circumstances.
Each day on the boat I will row for 12 hours, at 2 hour intervals. While my rowing partner rests, (and by resting I mean, sleeping, eating, personal care and boat maintenance) I will row, and vice versa. This means I will spend very little time with my rowing partner during the whole challenge.
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.
And why am I doing it?
A friend called me one Sunday in April 2015 and asked if I wanted to row across the Atlantic ocean. After asking if anyone had died doing it and 30 minutes to think about their proposal, I called them back and said yes.
How could I have ever said no???
The ideas of being out on the ocean, amongst Mother Nature and all she has to offer excites me so much! The stars, the sunsets, the whales, dolphins and wildlife is what I dream about. Of course there will be tough times but I look forward to the simplicity, the challenge and the chance to gather my thoughts out on the sea.
The journey so far has been life changing and I haven’t even been anywhere yet.
Thank you xxx