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Jemma Rix & Lauren Woodwiss

Jemma and Lauren are setting off to row 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean

Raising money for multiple charities

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Donations accepted until 15-06-2019

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Welcome aboard and thank you so much for visiting our site.

On December 12th, we're attempting to row 3000 miles unsupported from La Gomera to Antigua, racing 27 other boats in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.

We're aiming to raise as much as possible for our 3 chosen charities, Cancer Research UK, Fareshare, and The Mintridge Foundation, so any support is HUGELY appreciated.

To learn more about each of our chosen charities please head to the charity page on our website (

If you would like to see some photos of our journey to date, please head our photo album: to

Event details

The challenge ahead

Anyone who knows us, knows we love a challenge, but we've never taken on anything on this scale before.

The race is estimated to last anywhere from 50 to 90 days and we've been warned to be prepared for anything - 40 foot waves, ocean storms, equatorial heat, and the occasional whale or shark popping by. 

At the moment (!) we're planning to row in shift patterns of 2 hours on and 2 hours off, 24 hours a day. Whilst one of us rows, the other eats, sleeps, navigates, cleans the boat, and carries out any necessary repairs.

Our aim is to become only the 8th female pair in history to complete this crossing. In doing so, we'd also love to break the current female pairs World Record of 50 days, 7 hours. The record was set in 2001, some 17 years ago.

Our motivation to complete this massive challenge is simple: to raise as much money as possible for our 3 chosen charities, whilst also promoting much needed awareness for the issues surrounding global food waste and the environment.

From December 12th, you'll be able to follow our progress across the ocean on the race website

Thank you!

Event date

12-December-2018 09:00  - 
15-March-2019 09:00

Event type

Overseas challenge

Event already started


Best of luck!
Donation by Jimmy
on 12-12-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck!! You are amazing!
Donation by Jess, Charles and Josie
on 12-12-2018
£2.50 gift aid
All the very best for your Amazing Voyage !
Donation by Craig Syred
on 10-12-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Best of luck! I admire your courage. What an incredible experience.
Donation by Sarah Hamilton
on 10-12-2018
£8.34 gift aid
Lauren, you lunatic. Even if it takes twice as long, this is still a monumental achievement and I’ll have that g&t waiting for you when you get back... xx
Donation by Katie Brown
on 08-12-2018
£5.00 gift aid
What an experience and challenge, all the very best of luck girls!
Donation by Matt Waterston
on 07-12-2018
£3.32 gift aid
Donation by Millie & Higgy
on 04-12-2018
Wishing you speedy voyage & safe arrival Best wishes from all the Speakman’s and family Xxxx
Donation by Richard & Sally Speakman, Daughters & Families
on 02-12-2018
£8.34 gift aid
Donation by Jiggens' A Team
on 30-11-2018
£33.32 gift aid
Hi Jemma and Lauren Not long to go now! You are awesome for taking on this incredible challenge and will have to dig deep. Everyone is rooting for you and you'll be in our minds every stroke of the way. Wishing you the best of luck. Katie Cooper
Donation by Katie Cooper
on 28-11-2018

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,797.00
Offline Donations: £4,565.50
Total Raised: £7,362.50
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £7,678.28

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