The History …
I had the dream of rowing an Ocean 3 years ago when I began training with a team of students in China. I began the project teaching first aid, navigation and seamanship and by the end of the project I was taking the students out on the ocean rowing boats as a professional skipper.
Four of the ladies went on to row the Atlantic as a team and absolutely blew me away with their determination and dedication.
I was chosen to help with this project as I am a commercially endorsed Yacht Master of 16 years with the Essex Police marine section. I am also an RYA instructor in many subjects up to and including Yacht master Theory.
I am also the Chairman of the Burnham on Crouch Coastal Rowing Club, which has gained me an even bigger love for the water and rowing as a hobby.
Some weeks I spend more hours on the water than I do on land, and the things I have seen floating along our coastline made it a pretty easy decision to do my row to raise awareness for plastics in the Ocean.