In June 2016 I will be part of a team of 5 women who are going to attempt to set a world record for rowing accross the North Atlantic. Starting in New York we will be rowing over 3,000 nautical miles to Falmouth in a specially built ocean rowing boat. In order to break the record we must complete this row accross one of the most treacherous stretches of water in the world in under 43 days.
At 20 years old I will be the youngest individual ever to complete this crossing.
Our row will be underpinned by a professionally run campaign, with the help from Rannoch Adventure, an Essex based company set up by World Record holder, Charlie Pitcher. Rannoch has spent the last 3 years constructing and managing numerous successful rowing campaigns from solo attempts to teams of the highest standard.
A little about myself - I am a 20 year old Oceanography student at the University of Southampton. I grew up sailing on the East coast in the small town, Burnham-on-Crouch. Learning to race I continued on to competing at an international level whether I achieved numerous fantastic results including being the first female team at the 2012 29er World Championships. This competitive side which was brought out through sailing is something that has always driven me and, while I no longer sail competitively, joining Southampton University led to me joining their rowing club. I currently race in both single scull and an 8+ on behalf of the university boat club. I thoroughly enjoy the sport and to be able to achieve something as great as setting a world record crossing one of the toughest waters in the world would be a fantastic reward to what I consider to be a lifetime dedication to suceeding in sport.
I began training for the row early 2015 and have been blogging about my experience thusfar and will continue to do so for the whole of my campaign. If you would like to have a read of the fantastic experience I've had already training for this, please have a read of my Blog : mollybrownrwc.wordpress.com
To compete in this row I have to range a total of £10,000. This will cover ever aspect of the challenge including the boat, kit, and specialist training. Every penny that I recieve towards my campaign would mean a great deal to me as it will enable me to complete a personal challenge and hopefully make a difference to the world of sport.