Charlie Martell's Row Pacific 2019
Rowing solo and unsupported from Japan to the USA for Give Them A Sporting Chance because From Land to Land has never been done!
The Charity turns the dreams of disabled people of all ages, and those who care for them, into reality. The recipients have to be recommended by an organisation and those receiving a Sporting Chance have to raise funds for a charity other than Give them a Sporting Chance. www.givethemasportingchance.com
Charity Registration No. SC017888
By 2019, seven years will have passed since Blossom and I were in Japan, setting off from Choshi, heading for the western seaboard of the USA. All was going well until we encountered Typhoon Mawar. It’s testament to the design and rigorous build of Blossom that she survived this storm; she’s the first rowing boat known to have withstood such an onslaught.
Fortunately, we (Blossom and I) were both recovered from the ocean by a passing ship. A fellow ocean rower, caught up in the same storm, had to wave goodbye to her boat as she was rescued.
But Blossom (and I!) are now repaired and ready to make another attempt at this elusive Guinness World Record feat – to be the first person in history, to row solo and unsupported across the North Pacific Ocean, from Japan to the USA, land to land.
A number of lessons have been learned from the test of 2012. But the Pacific Ocean is not an easy ocean and 2018 will not be an easy trip.
I am raising funds for Give Them a Sporting Chance (GTaSC) as well as Veterans In Action (VIA) the Allied Forces Foundation (AFF) and The VC Gallery. All funds raised through this website will be channelled to GTaSC and will then divided into three equal shares for each charity.
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