Five In a Row - Reverse Rett

We’re rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in December 2021. Our crew of 5 will be rowing in 2-hour shifts, 24 hours a day for over a month as we race other crews in the 2021 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, chirpily described as “The World’s Toughest Rowing Race”. We will be rowing unsupported, carrying all of our food and supplies on board, and face 20ft waves, sleep deprivation and using a bucket as a toilet.

Why? It’s the sort of challenge we all dream of completing. It’s a physical test of endurance and stamina. More so it’s a mental test of resilience in the face of danger, claustrophobia and tedium. It’s the sort of opportunity most people don’t get or won’t risk, and we’re grabbing it with both hands.

Our aims:

Promote - To use the row as a vehicle to promote our chosen charity - Reverse Rett, and to fundraise on behalf of the charity. We want people to understand the effects of Rett Syndrome and how supporting Reverse Rett can make a tangible difference to the research currently being carried out. (One of the team Ross McKinney’s daughter Eliza suffers from Rett Syndrome)

Inspire - To engage with our local community to inspire younger generations on how to be resilient in the face of adversity. We want children and young adults to be aware that being from a small town is not a hindrance to achieve great things – we have already established a link with the Law primary to take this forward

Compete - To be in a position to compete in the race at the highest level possible - i.e. to win the 5 man class.

“More people have climbed Everest than have rowed an ocean”

We’re also rowing to raise money for Reverse Rett – a charity dedicated to changing the lives of those suffering with Rett Syndrome; a neurological condition that’s having a profound effect on the family of one of our crew.

(Please note that this gofundme is expressly funding the campaign to complete the challenge, our intention is to have other events and the sale of the boat at the end of the campaign to raise funds for reverse rett)
  • Stephen Dean 
    • £30 
    • 8 d
  • Kirsty McCubbin 
    • £50 
    • 9 d
  • victoria davidson 
    • £20 
    • 10 d
  • Shirley MacArthur 
    • £10 
    • 10 d
  • Katie Gibson 
    • £10 
    • 12 d
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Clive Rooney 
North Berwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
Ian Alexander Baird 
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