2027 Race Entrants

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Team: Billy Row Mates (UK)

Rower: Dave Malortie
Country: United Kingdom
Boat Design: R10
Charity: TBC
Social Media: TBC

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Team: The Jolly Roger (CH)

Rower: Roger Jost
Country: Switzerland
Boat Design: TBC
Charity: TBC
Social Media: TBC

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Team: Kyle Will(s) Row (CA)

Rower: Kyle Wills
Country: Canada
Boat Design: TBC
Charity: TBC
Social Media: Instagram

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After a long battle with mental health in my early adulthood.  I’ve always been drawn to endurance sports.  As an avid ultra runner, I love the feeling of pushing my limits past where I could ever imagine.  When I stumbled upon this challenge I didn’t hesitate for a second.  I knew it was something that I needed to do.

I spent years being my own worst enemy and I’m happy to constantly prove to myself and those around me, that it couldn’t be further from the truth now.

Team: C’Oar’nish Maid (UK)

Rower: Claire Sharp
Country: United Kingdom
Boat Design: TBC
Charity: MND Association
Social Media: TBC

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Why am I Rowing – Its been on my bucket list for over 15 years and after following the row for many years over the last 4 years I have followed 3 friends who have do it now its my turn to do it Solo!
Chosen Charity – I have chosen Motor Neurone Disease Association as my charity to raise money and more awareness of what they are doing supporting people and families affected by MND, which I am seeing first hand with a close friend fighting the disease presently.

Pairs

Team: Team Couples Therapy (USA)

Rower: Karyna & Ben Odom
Country: USA
Boat Design: TBC
Charity: TBC
Social Media: https://www.teamcouplestherapy.com/the-challenge

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Karyna supported Ben when he thrust the family into the insanity of the race in 2019 as team Row4Hope made their journey in 2021. Now, being newly retired and with adult children flying the coop, she’s keen to see what this race is all about! She and Ben will row as a pairs team and look forward to seeing all that the race has to offer, not only the intense sleep deprivation, sea sickness, and endless rowing for weeks, around the clock, but the serenity and solitude of sunsets, sunrises and moonlit nights. Here’s to the insanity, chaos, danger, and beauty of it all!

Team: One Row, Live it (UK)

Rower: Giorgia Webb & Louis Webb
Country: Great Britain
Boat Design: TBC
Charity: Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) & Alzheimer’s Research UK
Social Media: TBC

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Rowing the Atlantic Ocean became a goal in recent years, we have both had a very adventurous childhoods which has followed us into adulthood. You only live once, so live it to the full and try everything! Hence why we chose our name “One Row, Live It”. A spark of adventure appeared when we made the decision to attempt such a challenge, and the best thing is we can help raise vital funds for charities whilst taking on this epic journey. 

We have chosen two charities – 

  1. Royal National Lifeboat Institution 
  2. Alzheimer’s Research UK

 

Why we have chosen the RNLI…

 

… Living in the United Kingdom of Great Britain or in the Republic of Ireland, it’s impossible to not end up by the coast, the RNLI is a charity which everyone may need to use at some point in their life, hopefully never! The RNLI completely relies on donations from the public to help provide their amazing selfless crews with valuable equipment which helps them to save all walks of life. We choose the RNLI because no matter your age, sex, race, religion, nationality or even species (our beloved pets), this wonderful charity will always answer your call for help and it is important to support those who have saved over 140,000 lives since 1824! 

Why we have chosen Alzheimer’s Research UK…

… We believe in living your life to the very best, to venture on those adventures, taking those chances and most importantly, making those treasured memories along the way. Alzheimer’s Disease affects around 6 in every 10 people with dementia in the UK, a huge percentage! And this disease can affect anyone of any age. What a terrible thing, to live the most amazing life, only to forget it. And those you love so dearly have to watch this horrid disease take over. This is why we have chosen Alzheimer’s Research UK, they are a charity with one goal, to find a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. They currently have discovered a new drug which can help dramatically slow down the symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and is currently in the trail stages.

Team: The Rowaways (UK & AUS)

Rower: Shelley Robertson and David Redwood
Country: United Kingdom & Australia
Boat Design: TBC
Charity: Coming Soon
Social Media: Coming Soon

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Team: Claverdon Lions (UK)

Rower: Daz Ariss & Duncan Nealan
Country: United Kingdom
Boat Design: R25
Charity: LooseHeadz
Social Media: WebsiteInstagramFacebook

As a pair, and as individuals, we both love the sanctity of endurance challenges. The purity of experiencing you against you, and of man working intimately with mother nature is something we are both lucky enough to have experienced before, and always cherished. In today’s frantic, always-connected world, being in the moment of a singleminded focus, of getting from A to B, is a genuine privilege. And experiencing it with a life-long friend, to share the memories with, makes this challenge something to treasure.

Sadly we both have direct experience of the impact of men being unable to talk about their mental health. That suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 in the UK is both shocking and unacceptable. LooseHeadz is a charity focused on ending the stigma associated with mental health, and encouraging people to talk about how they are feeling. Their affiliation with the rugby community makes them a natural and obvious charity to get fully behind.

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Team: Coastal Commanders (UK)

Rower: Scott Dingle, Jon Reilly & Martin Mead
Country: United Kingdom
Boat Design: TBC
Charity: TBC
Social Media:Website

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Team: Fourtitude (UK)

Rowers: Matt, Digger, Coe & Sam
Country: United Kingdom
Boat Design: R45
Charity: MIND UK & Motor Neuron Disease Association
Social Media: fourtitude_worlds_toughest_row

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It all started with the great mind of Matt, the oldest and some would say the wisest member of the team ! We are a group of 4 friends, and a bunch of budding adventures, however we all share the same love for the outdoors, for challenges, and pushing ourselves beyond our limits. With a varied background of sports and adventure including cricket,running,rugby,mountaineering and more, these skills have formed FOURTITUDE. We have many reasons for taking on this challenge however at the core of it we are doing this to prove that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things. Our 2 chosen charities are MIND UK and the Motor Neurone Disease Association both of which have personal links to our team.
We are looking forward to learning and building the skills to take on ‘The World’s Toughest Row’ things will break and weather will change but we will be ready,
Here’s to 2026 !
Matt – Digger – Coe – Sam
Team: Fourtitude (UK)

Rowers: Andreas Nef, Marco Kamm, Robin Muntwyler & William Stampfli
Country: Switzerland
Boat Design: TBC
Charity: Cancer charity organisation (Switzerland & International)
Social Media: Website

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The project presents a dual challenge for us, encompassing not only athletic performance but also resilience at sea. Our objective is to leverage this challenge as an optimal platform to raise awareness and secure financial support for cancer aid.

Hence, in instances where safety permits, we restrict our material procurement to cost-effective options, aiming to maximize the financial surplus for subsequent donations at the project’s conclusion. In line with this, we intentionally adhere to the motto “World rescue before world record.”

Team: Anchor Management (UK)

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Rower: Craig Smith, Sarah Tebbett, Sammi Woodward & Tim Hodgkinson
Country: United Kingdom
Boat Design: TBC
Charity: McMillan Cancer Support
Social Media: http://www.anchor-management.co.uk

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So why do we want to do the row? Because when you see something that excites you and scares the hell out of you at the same time it’s just got to be done.

We’ve chosen McMillan because not only are they a fantastic charity and worthy of the support but they helped both Craig & Sarah’s families during their darkest times.

Craig’s Dad had Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and sadly passed away when Craig was just 19, his mum and his younger brother will be forever in their debt for the help and support that McMillan offered at that time.

And 7 years ago Sarah was diagnosed with Breast cancer, with 3 young children McMillan offered the family support whilst she underwent surgery and chemotherapy along with a year of further treatment. 

Their support helped Sarah go on to make a full recovery.