After about a year’s worth of deliberation and preparation James’s brother, Harry, is very excited to announce that he will be taking part in the Talisker Atlantic Challenge 2016 – an unsupported transatlantic row from the Canary Islands to Antigua – along with three friends, Rory Buchanan, Toby Fenwicke-Clennell and Sam Greenly.
In 1966, British Paratroopers Chay Blyth and John Ridgway rowed across the North Atlantic from Cape Cod on the North American Coastline to Ireland. Their voyage was a 92 day battle against hurricanes, 50 ft waves, and a near starvation diet, and remains a benchmark for human adventure to this day.
Their trip laid the foundations for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 3,000 mile unsupported race from San Sebastian in the Canary Islands to Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour, Antigua.
In December 2016, exactly 10 years after James’ death, four old friends will attempt this gruelling challenge in his name – Row For James (R4J).
The voyage is widely considered to be one of the toughest challenges on the planet, pushing those who attempt it to their limits. To this day, many more people have climbed Everest, reached the North Pole or ventured into space than have successfully rowed the Atlantic, and it is considered to be one of the toughest challenges on the planet.
It is going to be a long year for them, getting physically and mentally prepared for the challenge, alongside running what they hope to be a very successful fundraising campaign. They will certainly need all of your support!
Please have a look at our website for more detail on the race and the team – www.rowforjames.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/rowforjames
Instagram – @rowforjames