: Waiting for next track...

: Waiting for next track...

Yorkshire’s Row4Victory pass half way point

Yorkshire’s Row4Victory pass half way point

Published by David Dunning at 6:30am 3rd January 2019.

North Yorkshire based team, Row4Victory reached the half way point of their gruelling 3,000 nautical mile race across the Atlantic Ocean on New Year’s Day.

Described as “the World’s toughest endurance race”, the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge began at La Gomera in the Canary Islands on 12 December - the team are on track to reach the finish line at English Harbour in Antigua before the end of January.

Team Row4Victory consists of four determined friends from North Yorkshire: Duncan Roy, former Royal Engineer from Ingleby Arncliffe; Fraser Mowlem, serving Chief Technician in the Royal Air Force from Linton-On-Ouse; Glyn Sadler, former Royal Marine from Borrowby and Will Quarmby, a landscape gardener from Ripon.

Row4Victory

It hasn’t all been plain sailing for the Yorkshire four.

They have been faced with adverse weather conditions, giant waves, sea sickness and some technical issues with the boat, even injuries - Duncan Roy was stung by a jellyfish when cleaning the hull of the boat, and Fraser suffered an intense shin injury through over-use, which resulted in him having six days of complete rest from rowing.

Fraser took over all other jobs during his recovery days, keeping the others fed and watered, the boat ship shape and clean and running the navigation. He’s now made a steady, phased return to the oars and all is well, with the foursome now back to rowing in pairs, two hours on and two hours off, around the clock.

Will Quarmby said:

“We are no longer beginning this challenge but finishing.

We dare to start counting down the days and miles rather than up.

We are no longer getting further away from our loved ones but closer.

When you think you’ve given your all you can find reserves in new depths to think your now going home and back to family and friends.”

Sir Gary Verity DL, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said:

“It’s been an immense challenge for Fraser, Will, Duncan and Glyn so far, but they’re in a great position and we couldn’t be prouder of them.

After being faced with various issues during the race so far, they’re proving what a great team they are, pulling together in true Yorkshire-style to get the job done and home to their families.”

The team reached the 1,000-mile mark (a third of the race) on Christmas Day, which was described by Fraser as the best present we could hope for.

"We all took ten minutes off from the oars to share a mince pie, open our Secret Santa gifts and make phone calls home to our children, wives, girlfriends and families.”

Row4Victory are taking part in the challenge in aid of two military charities: The Royal British Legion and Soldier On! - in December, they raised over £4,000.

Support Row4Victory by sponsoring or donating via www.row4victory.com/donateor by texting 70070 with the code ROWV59 followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10.

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Stray FM

Newer article
Older article

Police commissioner Julia Mulligan faces MORE allegations

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: "She treats people who disagree with her with utter contempt"

Top articles

Harrogate businesses gearing up for cycling championships

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The UCI Road World Championships are coming to North Yorkshire on September 22

British Airways court action looms as pilots back summer strikes

National: British Airways is preparing to go to court in an attempt to halt possible peak season strikes by pilots in a dispute over pay.

Seizure of UK-flagged tanker: New maritime protection mission after Iran's 'state piracy'

World: The Foreign Secretary says there will be a European-led maritime security mission focused on protecting shipping in the Strait of Hormuz.

Skipton restaurant supporting 'sustainable fishing'

Lifestyle: Respecting habitats and protecting livelihoods.

Danny Cipriani left out of England Rugby World Cup camp

Sport: Danny Cipriani has been left out of England's 38-man squad for their pre Rugby World Cup training camp in Italy.

Top Gun sequel: Japan and Taiwan flags replaced on famous Tom Cruise jacket for new film

Showbiz: The long-awaited Top Gun sequel trailer is causing a stir for more than just its aerobatic stunts.

WATCH: 43 Minutes of Queen in the 70s

70s: The band's team have put together highlights of the their early career including some iconic performances.

WATCH: First look at Disney's Mulan live action

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: In the remake of the animated movie, Mulan will try to bring honour to her family.

"It's a fantastic place": Harrogate cancer centre celebrates major milestone

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre at Harrogate District Hospital is marking its five year anniversary.

Local school success in green poem competition

Education: To celebrate Stray FM's Green Month.

North Yorkshire woman taking on epic swimming challenge for charity

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Jacqui Hargrave will swim Lake Windermere 'two ways' for St Michael's Hospice.

Top Party Dresses for the Festive Season

Christmas: Local Blogger, the Harrogate Girl, picks the best frocks, gowns and outfits for the big Christmas parties of 2017.

Beth Parsons leaves Stray FM

Stray FM Station News: A childhood listener who's dream came true is off to pastures new.

Delve into deliciousness at Mother Shiptons Inn

Test pages: We sent Stray FM's James Stanley to try out the new menu at Mother Shipton's Inn Knaresborough.

North Yorkshire districts among best places to live in UK

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Three parts of North Yorkshire have been named in the top ten places to live in the UK.

Poll

Are you going on an abroad holiday this year?

Trending in Yorkshire

Harrogate businesses gearing up for cycling championships

The UCI Road World Championships are coming to North Yorkshire on September 22

Are we heading for a heatwave?

The Met Office thinks 'heatwave thresholds' could be met this week

Police investigate indecent exposure in Nidd Gorge

It happened yesterday afternoon

Alcohol licence on the table for Pump Room and art gallery

The council wants to be able to use pop-up bars for events

More news...