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Fundraising for remaining essential equipment for my solo-row across The Atlantic from New York to Lochinver to raise money for WaterAid.

by Duncan Hutchison in Lochinver, Scotland, United Kingdom


In 2018, Duncan embarks on what will undoubtedly be the toughest challenge of his life. For WaterAid, he aims to complete a 3,500 mile solo-row across the North Atlantic Ocean from New York to his home village of Lochinver, Scotland, in a self-built, clinker style skiff, converted for ocean rowing.

The boat is complete, sea tests have begun, training is well underway, and already, thousands of pounds have been spent by Duncan and his family to get to this stage. We hope that this Crowdfunding campaign will encourage peope to connect with Duncan's passion for WaterAid and adventure!

In order to make this feat possible, we need to raise the required funds to buy the remaining essential pieces of equipment which will keep Duncan safe and maximise the contribution DuncanAdrift can make to WaterAid.

Duncan Adrift Facebook Page


Northern Times Front Page Feature


Duncan Adrift Website



This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£4 or more

Thank You Postcard

A thank you postcard from New York posted by Duncan before he sets sail.

£5 or more

1 of 100 claimed

Claim Your Day (1-100)

Provide a motivational message/picture/joke for Duncan. You choose the day from 1-100 and on that day, your message will be shared on the DuncanAdrift Facebook page and will be the first thing Duncan sees when he oens his logbook in the morning.

£18 or more

0 of 100 claimed

Baseball Cap And Feed Duncan For A Day

This pledge will provide nutritional expedition meals to keep Duncan energised for the day. The reward for you is a personalised DuncanAdrift baseball cap.

£22 or more

4 of 100 claimed

T-Shirt And Keep Duncan Hydrated For A Day

This pledge provides fresh water for Duncan throughout the day and is rewarded with a quality personalised t-shirt as modelled by Duncan.

£27 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Souvenir Flag Signed By Duncan

One Scottish Saltire and one American Stars and Stripes flag, both will be flown by Duncan from New York to Scotland.

£27 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Wilson The Castaway!

Win the signed replica of Wilson, the football - featured in Tom Hanks film 'Castaway'! Wilson will keep Duncan company in his solitude.

£50 or more

4 of 10 claimed

Business Logo Featured On Boat

Advertisment opportunity for your buisness with logo displayed predominantly on Sleipner the boat. Throughout the challenge your buisness will feature on DuncanAdrift's facebook page.

£55 or more

A Copy Of Duncan's Logbook

Copies of Duncan's logbook will offer a personlised view and record of the voyage - see the challenge through his eyes as he records the ups and downs of DuncanAdrift!

£91 or more

4 of 10 claimed

Stunning Highland Stoneware Exclusive

Win an extremely rare reward - a Highland Stoneware plate produced in Lochinver and dated and decorated with a picture of Duncan's boat and the WaterAid logo.

£175 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Hand-Crafted Rudder Made And Signed By Duncan

The one and only! A special chance to get your hands on the rudder which has steered Duncan's boat home.

£250 or more

1 of 4 claimed

Hand-Crafted Oars Made And Signed By Duncan

Unique chance to have a part of the challenge, these oars will have crossed The Atlantic with Duncan, a very limited edition!

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