Drawn together from different walks of life, these amateur rowers all have one common goal – to cross an ocean in a rowing boat.
I’ve always loved being on or near the water and hope I’ll be saying the same after weeks on end of seeing nothing but the deep blue!
I was used to being cold, wet, tired and hungry when in the Army, but I’m expecting this challenge to be on a new scale.
I’m excited, and a little scared, but the thought of not doing it is much, much worse.
The sleep deprivation, leaving loved ones behind, the fear of what lies ahead and more to the point what lies beneath, all add up to what I know will be the hardest mental challenge I’ve ever faced.