In December 2024, a team of four Army Educators will embark on an incredible endeavour: rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.
The World's Toughest Row presents a formidable challenge, pushing our physical and mental limits to the extreme. For over 40 days, we'll contend with sleep deprivation, isolation, salt sores, and hunger, rowing from the Canary Islands to Antigua & Barbuda.
The inspiration for this undertaking came from the personal journey of skipper Dec Lynn, who faced a cancer diagnosis in 2014. Post-surgery, his doctor suggested that setting a "Big Hairy Audacious Goal" would help him overcome it. Dec resolved that once he conquered cancer, he would tackle the Atlantic. Now joined by fellow ETS officers Graham Yare, Caroline Hart and Graham Doyle, we form the four-person team: The Oarsome Army Educators.
But our mission isn't just about making it to Antigua; it's about making a difference. We are raising funds for ABF The Soldiers' Charity - an organization that provides crucial support to soldiers, veterans and their families in times of need. The ABF focuses on six key areas: independent living, elderly care, education and employability, mental fitness, families and housing.
We invite you to be a part of our Atlantic journey by contributing to this JustGiving campaign. Your donation - regardless of size - will play a pivotal role in supporting ABF's vital work.
Thank you for your support and see you on the start line!