Hi! I'm Dawn Wood - thank you for your interest in Row Aurora
These are my aims for Row Aurora
To row 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean - solo and un-supported.
To break the world record for the fasted time a solo female has crossed the Atlantic. Currently set at 49 days.
To become one of only 6 women in the world to have completed this challenge.
Raise £100,000 to fund the campaign to make a huge impact on ocean plastic pollution.
Encourage others to reduce their single use plastics
Collect evidence of ocean pollution to be used in essential research
To inspire others to challenge themselves
In January 2019, Dawn Wood will be leaving Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, to row solo unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean to Barbados, a crossing of 3000 miles.This row is one of the toughest challenges on earth.Raging seas, howling winds, sharks, blisters and salt rashes, sunstroke and sleep deprivation, are just some of the challenges Dawn is going to face during her crossing.
Row Aurora's mission is to raise awareness about the problem of plastics polluting the world’s oceans and to encourage others to reduce their single use plastics.The survival of marine wildlife is itself at threat.Every year a huge number of sea birds, fish life, whales and dolphins die from becoming entangled in plastic waste or eating so much plastic they become malnourished and die.
How can you support Row Aurora?
Messages of support for Dawn
A message from Ben Fogle to Dawn.
"Thanks Ben, I am so greatful."
A message from UB40's Ali Campbell.
"I cant thank you enough Ali!"