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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


Donation by Charlotte Bushnell
on 13-12-2018
Great Cause Great Effort x
Donation by Neil & Lorraine Moye
on 13-12-2018
£16.66 gift aid
You guys rock. Very best of luck. All my love Charlotte xxx
Donation by Charlotte Thorogood
on 13-12-2018
£3.32 gift aid
Wishing you both good weather , good luck and success.
Donation by James Cartwright
on 13-12-2018
£8.34 gift aid
We wish you well. From Paul, Geraldine and all the Milsom Hotels & Restaurants teams
Donation by Anonymous
on 13-12-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Wishing you the best of luck. Hope all goes to plan
Donation by Charlie Browne and the team at R C Browne & Son
on 13-12-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Very best of luck from all the Volfs
Donation by Mike Volf
on 13-12-2018
£16.66 gift aid
Best of Luck Jemma and Lauren - stay safe
Donation by Simon Perkins
on 13-12-2018
every person has been affected by someone with cancer
Donation by mick patterson
on 13-12-2018
£16.66 gift aid
Amazing!! Good luck xxx
Donation by Charlotte Pendered
on 12-12-2018
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £4,737.00
Offline Donations: £4,565.50
Total Raised: £9,302.50
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £9,874.90

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