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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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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 is completed


Sorry Lauren, better late than never. Luv The Scho's xx
Donation by The Scho's xx
on 10-05-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Huge congratulations to you both! What an achievement and inspiration! 🚣‍♀️ 🐳
Donation by Holly Johnson
on 12-04-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Rather you than me. Well done x
Donation by Paul & Sheena Nunny
on 10-04-2019
£12.51 gift aid
Very many congratulations on the most amazing achievement. A simply incredible feat!!
Donation by Anonymous
on 31-03-2019
£49.99 gift aid
Congratulations to both of you on your amazing achievement.
Donation by Mark Lee
on 24-03-2019
£7.50 gift aid
What an amazing achievement - the mind boggles at how you managed it! Really well done x
Donation by Peter Blanc
on 15-03-2019
£25.00 gift aid
Big respect and apologies for missing the boat, Bill said it would take 90 days . This number is very special to me , it is the most your dad ever paid me for a tonne of onions. A very special achievement ,well done .
Donation by Anonymous
on 05-03-2019
£59.10 gift aid
Congratulations on your world record! From the directors and staff at Thompson Smith and Puxon
Donation by Anonymous
on 05-03-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Robert Fairley
on 01-03-2019
£0.00 gift aid
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!! I loved following your dot every step of the way it was incredible to see you smash that world record and reach Antigua with big (albeit, exhausted) smiles on your faces. You're an inspiration. Justine xxx
Donation by Justine
on 27-02-2019

Donation summary

Online Donations: £27,166.91
Offline Donations: £4,565.50
Total Raised: £31,732.41
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £34,640.63

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