Team TOMM Atlantic challenge 2019

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The challenge

Team TOMM will be rowing more than 3,000 nautical miles across the world’s second largest ocean as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge2019.

Like a lot of ordinary people we both share a desire to find out and wonder if we would be capable of achieving in an extreme environment and big challenge.

The Talisker Whisky, Atlantic Row is billed a ‘THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST ROW’. Crews are unsupported whilst at sea and carry all the equipment needed to survive what the ocean crossing will throw at them.

50 foot waves, water maker malfunctions, blisters, salt sores, relentless rowing and sleep deprivation, amongst other things.

We will certainly test our lifelong friendship during the crossing.  As a team of two we can keep each-other focused on the challenge, training and build-up period. Keeping spirts up during the weeks alone at sea by sharing the highs and lows.

The two charities chosen have significant personal links and they will share the funds raised 50/50.

Blue’s wife was diagnosed with Cervical cancer a few years ago, now all clear Blue is keen to pay back in some way for the support he received at the time and since as a young father of two who had to face some scary thoughts.

‘Brain Research Uk’ was a charity chosen by India Wilkinson, the daughter of close family friends who battled with Brain Tumours for two years.  
Her courage and positive attitude during these years inspired Hugh that perhaps it was time to stop putting things off and get on with rowing jan ocean before he is too old to do it.

Having seen some of the significant TV and Press coverage of the Talisker Race it stood out as a well organised and supported way to get an experience and challenge ourselves.
It limits the chance of failure and hopefully makes the risk somewhat manageable and at the same time raise significant funds for our charities. 

To donate to them follow this link:  https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TeamTOMM 

We hope to inspire other ordinary folk to take new things on and challenge themselves with extraordinary adventures.

We need your help

It is a huge undertaking to row an ocean, we are faced with a cost of more than a £100,000  just to get to the start line.  

The boat, on-board equipment, training, supplies, on-shore support, insurance (life and boat) etc. all cost money and, without these, it just isn't possible.

The good news is that a lot of the costs incurred on the boat and equipment will be recouped on re-sale and all proceeds will be split between our great charities, so there won't be a penny wasted.

For more on Team TOMM go to our website:
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