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Indian Ocean Row 2017

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Billy Taylor

A crew of 4 will attempt to row 3,600 miles from Australia to Mauritius. One of the crew has been diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's disease

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There are more than 10 times the amount of astronauts that have made the Journey into space than there are Ocean Rowers who have successfully crossed the Indian Ocean. The challenge is not an easy one…………In June 2017, the crew of 4 British rowers who make up team Indian Ocean Row 17 will leave the shores of Western Australia to try and add their names to this elite list of particular adventurers. We will be following a route that will see us cover approximately 3,600 miles over a period of anything between 65 and 85 days, and we will be completely unsupported as we do so.We hope that you will follow us on our journey, a journey that begins with simply getting to the start line, that you will be part of this challenge and share the highs and the lows. We also hope to raise awareness of the struggle and difficulties that people living with Parkinson’s disease face on a day to day basis that make the problems that we face pale into insignificance, and to help us raise money to help them.Get on board.

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Event details

Rowing the Indian Ocean!

By the time we make land in Mauritius, we will have each spent in the region of 900 hours at the oars. Our shift pattern will be 2 hours rowing, two hours resting, all day, every day, which will mean that for the entire time we are at sea, we will never have more than 90 minutes sleep at any one time. Our hands will be covered in callouses , and our backsides with saltwater sores. We will go through drastic weight loss, exhaustion, sleep deprivation, and have to contend with whatever the Ocean throws at us. We will  go through pain and be days away from rescue if it all goes wrong.


We will see the most amazing sunrises and sunsets, We will do something that so few have ever had the opportunity to do, see marine life that most will only ever see on a screen. We will work, support and rely on each other in a way that you rarely experience in this day and age. We will share good times and bad, laughter and tears, and  help raise money for charity and be part of research that may help the lives of those living with Parkinson’s disease. we will never forget the moment that we stepped onto land again after crossing the Indian Ocean by muscle and willpower alone

Event date

15-June-2017 00:00  - 
01-September-2017 00:00

Event type

Rowing the Indian Ocean

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Good Luck Barry and team, what a fantastic adventure!
Donation by Helen Carter
on 01-04-2017
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Great cause Good luck Barry & Co safe voyage.
Donation by Dawn muir
on 10-03-2017
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Good luck to you all :-) Well done Baz x x x
Donation by Linda Pickering
on 07-03-2017
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Good luck guys, huge challenge for an amazing cause, thanks so much for all you do for People with Parkinson's and their carers! Xxx
Donation by Jo & Jason Wright, B&D Branch, PUK
on 03-03-2017
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Donation by D
on 22-02-2017
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Good luck!
Donation by Agi
on 21-02-2017
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Good Luck Barry & Team, looking forward to hearing all about your exploits. Good Luck & stay safe.
Donation by Sue Jones
on 17-02-2017
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Good luck Barry!
Donation by Colette Morris
on 16-02-2017
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What an amazing challenge! Good luck with the row and your target!
Donation by Anthony Booth
on 13-02-2017
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Donation by Phil Stevenson
on 11-02-2017
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Donation summary

Online Donations: £210.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £210.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £210.00

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