In 2012, just before Christmas, Tom lost his father, Luke Rainey. As a passionate sailor and wonderful father he taught Tom a great deal about life, the ocean and to respect his environment. His death was due to a brain tumour and it rocked Tom and his family to the core. But, thanks to the Brain Tumour Charity they were provided with invaluale help, support and advice which gave them an invaluable port in an otherwise un-weatherable storm.Both rowers represented G.B. in the world junior sailing championships a few years ago so they are used to challenges and know the ways of the sea. However, this trip is obviously of a completely different order and has many potential dangers as well. To prepare themselves, they have been through very demanding training and have the best equipment and technical support. It only remains to raise that quarter of a million pounds. So put your hand in your pocket and join the journey across the North Atlantic to help early diagnosis of brain tumours.