Invictus Atlantic Row - Atlantic 2024

by Invictus Atlantic in Falmouth, England, United Kingdom

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We compete in The ‘World’s Toughest Row', rowing the Atlantic for Invictus Trust Charity, raising funds for adolescent mental health.

by Invictus Atlantic in Falmouth, England, United Kingdom

1714035487_bd_talisker_race_start_2019_rowed_less_travelled_2_3908a.jpgThe Challenge

Invictus Atlantic (James, Luke, Paul and David) are taking part in the premier event in ocean rowing.   Over 40 crews from around the world will compete in the annual race from La Gomera to Antigua departing in December 2024.    We are proud to row for our chosen charity Invictus Trust, raising money and awareness in support of adolescent mental health. 

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                           1 Boat     4 Men    42+Days     3000Nm

In December 2024 we will row the 3,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean from La Gomera in the Canaries to Antigua in the Caribbean.

We race with 40 other boats and crews from around the world.

We will row 2 hours on and 2 hours off for over 6 weeks.

The race is unassisted, we must take all our food, make our own water and carry all the required kit and equipment, whilst battling 40ft waves, sleep deprivation and the open ocean environment.

The Crew

James Brittain-Long

1712833818_jim_profile_pic.jpegI’m a husband, father of three, businessman, gig rower, rugby and music lover.   Never happier than when at the Glastonbury Festival with family and friends, or rowing in the sea around Cornwall with the Helford River Gig Club.   The Atlantic Challenge has been long discussed amongst the four of us, but the start in December 2024 now seems ominously close!

I live with my family in West Cornwall, close to the Helford River.   Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has given so much to our family and I’m proud to give a little back by raising awareness and money for our chosen charity Invictus Trust.  

Paul Hayes
1710492748_1710492747969.pngI am a former Royal Marine Commando and now a teacher and school leader. Married with three children.   I have lived in Cornwall for the last 30 years, always been physically active, playing rugby, hill walking, sailing and kayaking.

Teaching and living in the South West has made me acutely aware of the challenges facing young people with mental health issues and the stretch on resources to support them.   Invictus Trust, our chosen charity, have been leaders in making a difference to the lives and futures of young people and the challenge of rowing the Atlantic on their behalf will be a privilege and an inspiration.   Through our endeavours we intend to raise funds and to support young people in their challenging times.


Luke Morgan

1710491688_1710491688317.pngEx Royal Navy Helicopter Pilot with a love of all things sport, travel, festivals and adventure.  The Atlantic Rowing Challenge has been talked about for a while and it is now time to tackle it.  I can’t imagine a better group to go on this journey with.  Our chosen charity, Invictus Trust, is very close to my heart in dealing with adolescent mental health issues.  Rowing in support of this amazing charity and the incredible work they do is all the motivation I need to complete the challenge.

Although I live in Norfolk, I work all round the country as a Helicopter Instructor / Examiner mainly in the Air Ambulance sector.  I have a deep affiliation with Cornwall having lived and worked there for 12 years; it is where I met and formed a truly lifelong friendship with Jim and Paul.  I have a deep love of the water and am looking forward to the peace and tranquillity of propelling myself across it again (well maybe not that peaceful and tranquil in mid Atlantic – we will see!).  I love having a goal to achieve so here we go.

David Radford-Wilson

1710491836_1710491835677.pngI am a former Royal Engineer Officer, global project director and disaster response and recovery expert with a passion for adventure, the outdoors and making a positive impact on the lives of others.  My desire for adventure has led me to lead a team on the North Face of Mt Everest, run the Marathon de Sables in the Sahara Desert, work in the jungles of Peru and explore many of the more remote parts of the world.

Through my military, disaster response and personal life I have seen the challenges on mental health from many angles and I am honoured to have the opportunity to use our endeavours to raise money for the invaluable work of the Invictus Trust.  

As a keen surfer, I hold a deep affinity, and respect, for the sea and feel incredibly fortunate to be able to experience the magnitude of the Atlantic Ocean with this challenge. I am looking forward to pushing my own physical and mental limits with a great crew to raise awareness and funds in support of adolescent mental health. 

Some Facts

  • Each crew will row in excess of 1.5 million oar strokes during the race
  • The fastest row across the Atlantic was in the 2017 race when the four man team The Four Oarsmen finished in 29 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes
  • The waves that the rowers experience can measure as much as 40ft
  • Rowers burn well over 6,000 calories per day
  • There is no toilet on board – rowers use a bucket!
  • The average rower can lose up to 12kg during a crossing

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