11 December 2017

Atlantic challenge set to start

With one day to go before race start, the four oarsmen have already overcome their first challenge.

Having raised over £250,000 before getting to the start line, they have smashed their initial goal of £100k and now hope to raise £300k for their two chosen charities, MIND, the mental health charity and Spinal Research. Now in La Gomera, in the Canary Islands where the gruelling, unassisted race to Antigua starts, the team are preparing for the off on 13th December subject to good weather conditions.

In amongst the training, they have squeezed in photoshoots, TV interviews (with the BBC and Holly and Phil from ITV’s This Morning), fund-raising parties and exhibition rows, but now the time is nigh. With 3,000 miles ahead of them in unpredictable weather conditions, and 40 days of arduous rowing, JM Finn wish the team the best of luck.

To read more about their training, how they got to the starting line and the powerful reasons behind their charity choices, read their blog at:


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