We’d like to introduce ourselves as Team Ocean Grown, a female pairs team competing in the 2023 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. The Challenge is a 3,000 nautical mile unassisted rowing race from La Gomera Spain to English Harbour, Antigua. Team Ocean Grown is comprised of two women working in the professional sailing industry: Lisa Roland, captain of SY Windoo, and Nini Champion, a rigging Technician to The Rigging Company.
In order to take on this row, funding for food, personal equipment, safety gear, and the boat itself will be essential.
With the proceeds raised from our campaign, Team Ocean Grown is developing a maritime education grant for former youth-in- care, to bring an opportunity rich industry to an underserved population. One of our own team members, Lisa, grew up in the foster care system and has gone on to become the captain of a yacht, so this cause is extremely near and dear.
Through our scholarship program, we'll provide training, career counselling, and assistance in job seeking and placement.
Thank you for supporting us in our mission to break cycles of poverty and watch lives change before us.