solo atlantic challenge 2019


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

Dawn Wood of Row Aurora

The Challenge

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.



The Mission

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?

The 250 Club

Row Aurora are offering 250 people the chance to have their name printed on the side of Row Aurora ocean rowing boat for just £250.



Row Aurora is currently seeking vital sponsorship. Without the help of sponsors this campaign will not be able to reach its aims.



If you are unable to offer sponsorship of Row Aurora we would be grateful for any donation you may care to make.


Fund Raising events

Come and support us at these local events!


01dec8:00 pmBarbados Beach PartyBar 3, Burnham-on-Crouch

15dec8:00 pmLeaving PartyRoyal Burnham Yacht Club

Messages of support for Dawn

A message from Ben Fogle to Dawn.

"Thanks Ben, I am so greatful."

WOW! So I just received this message from Ben Fogle. Thank you Ben I really appreciate this ??

Geplaatst door Row Aurora - solo female Atlantic challenge 2019 op Woensdag 23 mei 2018

A message from UB40's Ali Campbell.

"I cant thank you enough Ali!"

I was just having an hour off from Rowing and deciding what playlist to download. UB40 clearly top of the list and this happens!!!! Thank you Ali Campbell ❤️

Geplaatst door Row Aurora - solo female Atlantic challenge 2019 op Zaterdag 26 mei 2018

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