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Jemma Rix & Lauren Woodwiss

Jemma and Lauren are setting off to row 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean

Raising money for multiple charities

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Donations accepted until 15-06-2019

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Welcome aboard and thank you so much for visiting our site.

On December 12th, we're attempting to row 3000 miles unsupported from La Gomera to Antigua, racing 27 other boats in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.

We're aiming to raise as much as possible for our 3 chosen charities, Cancer Research UK, Fareshare, and The Mintridge Foundation, so any support is HUGELY appreciated.

To learn more about each of our chosen charities please head to the charity page on our website (

If you would like to see some photos of our journey to date, please head our photo album: to

Event details

The challenge ahead

Anyone who knows us, knows we love a challenge, but we've never taken on anything on this scale before.

The race is estimated to last anywhere from 50 to 90 days and we've been warned to be prepared for anything - 40 foot waves, ocean storms, equatorial heat, and the occasional whale or shark popping by. 

At the moment (!) we're planning to row in shift patterns of 2 hours on and 2 hours off, 24 hours a day. Whilst one of us rows, the other eats, sleeps, navigates, cleans the boat, and carries out any necessary repairs.

Our aim is to become only the 8th female pair in history to complete this crossing. In doing so, we'd also love to break the current female pairs World Record of 50 days, 7 hours. The record was set in 2001, some 17 years ago.

Our motivation to complete this massive challenge is simple: to raise as much money as possible for our 3 chosen charities, whilst also promoting much needed awareness for the issues surrounding global food waste and the environment.

From December 12th, you'll be able to follow our progress across the ocean on the race website

Thank you!

Event date

12-December-2018 09:00  - 
15-March-2019 09:00

Event type

Overseas challenge

Event already started


Well done! What a brilliant achievement.
Donation by Ian and Angela Low
on 15-02-2019
£25.00 gift aid
Well done Jemma and Lauren - very impressive!!!!
Donation by Charis Marsden
on 13-02-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Amazing guys - well done! So proud of you. Xxx
Donation by Jo and Tash
on 13-02-2019
£25.00 gift aid
So incredibly proud of you both! MEGHAN ! SMASHED the world record. lots of love x Beej x
Donation by Briege Rix
on 12-02-2019
£25.00 gift aid
Well done on such an amazing achievement from all at Anglia Factors
Donation by Dan Barr
on 12-02-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Very well done!
Donation by Pavey family
on 12-02-2019
£7.50 gift aid
Well done to you both!! Incredible achievement. Hope you are enjoying being home xx
Donation by Henry and Rebecca savage
on 11-02-2019
£7.50 gift aid
Well done Jemma / both of you!!!! Amazing achievement x
Donation by Raj
on 11-02-2019
Smashed it!
Donation by Charlotte and Dre
on 10-02-2019
£12.51 gift aid
Donation by R & C Thorogood
on 09-02-2019
£12.51 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £23,687.60
Offline Donations: £4,565.50
Total Raised: £28,253.10
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £30,833.49

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