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NORTH ATLANTIC ROW

NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA → PENZANCE, UK

JUNE 29TH 2024

Tom aims to break the World Record.
The current record for crossing the North Atlantic
is 39 days.

TRACK LIVE

Follow Tom live as he powers across the ocean. Enjoy his video and audio updates from the boat along the way, and encourage him in the comments.

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Help Tom reach his £50,000 target

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MEET TOM

Tom Waddington flipping a tractor tyre

Tom is a Yorkshireman living in Switzerland, where he works as a ski instructor and runs his own ski school. Tom is focused on achieving quality in all that he does. As well as a ski instructor, he is also the highest level of both trainer and examiner for the next generation of British ski instructors. In addition to this, he has represented Great Britain at Interski, a congress of ski nations that happens every four years, where each country showcases their best instructors.

In addition to skiing, Tom has been committed to training full time for this expedition, completing 400 hours of on sea experience to date, and worked with world class coaches. This includes multi day expeditions, overnight rowing, routing in bad weather conditions and getting to know how to live and create efficient routines on the boat.  The safety  requirement for the Mid Atlantic crossing is 150 hours of on sea experience.

THE CAUSE

The mission is simple: to promote mental health awareness, so suffering people will take action, seek help and get physically active via sports or exercise! Tom is passionate about raising £50,000 over the course of his row, for the charity Mind, a charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. With a mission to not give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

GET INVOLVED

Please support Tom’s goal of raising £50,000 for his chosen charity Mind. Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Making sure everyone gets both support and respect.

In the lead-up to Tom’s expedition, he frequently shares chatty videos about his rigorous training, new kit, partnerships, and his own motivation and struggles. Throughout the row, his boat will have live updates across the North Atlantic. But for now, join Tom on his social channels as he embarks on his biggest challenge yet.

Partnering in this project provides a fantastic opportunity to support mental health awareness and to benefit from the wide publicity around this record breaking attempt and it’s values. It also presents a unique opportunity to engage employees and clients in the process of ‘Matching-the-Miles’! 

“Regarded as the world’s most dangerous row!The largest wave ever recorded, 29 meters, was in the North Atlantic Ocean.”

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