Led by James Murray the expedition is a challenge to acquire the strength, skills and knowledge necessary to safely get from Ireland to Iceland under human power alone. No motors, no sails.
The aim is to set off from Dublin, Ireland in Spring 2021 and to invite crew from various clubs to join for legs on the way to Iceland.
The aim of the trip is to show that seemingly extraordinary things start small with something anyone can do and to fundraise for children in need.
Departing Dublin in April. The route will follow up Irelands east coast before crossing to Scotland.
Following up the Scottish coast, we'll stop into Oban, Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides.
We will cross from Stornoway to the Faroe Islands before preparing for the 250 mile push to Iceland. Once in Iceland we will have to make our way anti-clockwise around the island to reach Reykjavik.
Distance: Approx. 3000km
Sea Temperatures: 6-14 degrees Celsius
Trip length: 3-6 months
If you have experience with part of this route I'd love to hear from you to help inform our plans.
To make this happen, we're looking for an ambitious brand to partner with who believes in our message. The aim of the partnership will be to Enable the expedition, Promote the message through content, and Raise money for charity.
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The aim is to pick up crew along the Irish, Scottish, Faroe and Icelandic coasts. With people joining to test themselves and to help with navigating local waters.
In 2018 I challenged myself to get from London to China by land cycling a tandem bike. What started as 20km a day, at sea level, in the Netherlands during the Summer, became 100km a day, at 4000 meters, in central Asia, during the Winter.
Reason for rowing:
My trip taught me that seemingly extraordinary things start small with something that anyone can do. From this I realised that even an idea like rowing from Ireland to Iceland is possible.
This expedition is a challenge to acquire the strength, skills and knowledge necessary to safely get from Ireland to Iceland
The whole hog
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I've rowed for many years and done off shore sailing and deliveries. On land I've a passion for climbing, summiting Snowdon and Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia amongst others.
Reason for rowing:
It's been a dream of mine to row an ocean for many years, especially with rowing and offshore experience. This row will be an amazing way to test myself
Still deciding where
There are a number of other crew members currently in contact to join. They'll be added here once confirmed. Here's a good boy surfing in the meantime :)