The Cornish team rowing across the Atlantic for local childrens charity leave Mylor Yacht Harbour
After months of training, the Cornish friends have left Cornwall to make their way to the Canary Islands where the 3000-mile charity row will begin.
Expert mariners Andy Grant 40, Alex Fawcett 38, Andrew Barry 48, and Dr. John Davies 43 will row 24 hours a day for more than a month from the Canary Islands across the ocean to Antigua. The Cornish men are raising money for Urology Foundation and the Children’s Hospice Southwest.
Things haven’t been plain sailing for the team when an original member had to unexpectedly pull out and finding someone to fill the space wasn’t going to be easy. Fortunately, Alex jumped in he said “The Atlantic challenge had been on my bucket list for a few years now, when out of the blue came a phone call along the lines of fancy rowing the Atlantic? As a late addition to the team, I feel appreciative of being on an adventure of a lifetime.”
Crossing the Atlantic is not easy with more people having been to space or climbed Mount Everest than rowed the Atlantic but these men have trained hard to be at the peak of physical and mental strength to complete the challenge. Actor, author, comedian Stephen Fry sent a message of support to the men saying “I have a special reason for supporting the world of Urology Foundation, but- hope you can support their row across the Atlantic too. Everyone will benefit from the work of a urologist one day or another.”