• Ian Slesser

Atlantic Mavericks make it across the pond

THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST ROW - MORE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INTO SPACE OR CLIMBED EVEREST THAN HAVE ROWED THE ATLANTIC.

After 50 days and 19 minutes the Atlantic Mavericks including our own Bro Roy Dixon, of Schola Warwicensis Lodge, arrived in Antigua after rowing 2732 nautical miles across the Atlantic!!!


Four self declared "ordinary chaps", all in their fifties, who relish a physical and mental challenge have completed the superhuman task of rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic. They have all served for at least 20 years in the military and share bonds of friendship through playing rugby together over many years.  They consider themselves extremely fortunate to be able to even consider attempting such an adventure at this stage in their lives.  Rather than dashing off to buy a sports car, they decided to push themselves to their physical and mental limits and achieve something quite incredible. Embarking on the mission to give something back and inspire others to achieve the seemingly impossible.

It’s no surprise that more people have been into space, or climbed Everest than have rowed the Atlantic, it is a huge challenge.  Rowing the 3,000 miles across the Atlantic tested the limits of their physical and mental strength to achieve something unthinkable and remarkable.  It takes a certain kind of person to keep going when faced with blisters, salt rash, sharks and sleep deprivation.  


Well done to the entire team, an incredible achievement and all for good causes, it isn't too late to show your appreciation, their fundraising site is here: https://gogetfunding.com/atlantic-mavericks/


 

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