Atlantic Crossing :: More GigRowers take on the challenge

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Simon Jones (Par Bay) and Joe Hughes are intending to row across the Atlantic (Canary Islands to Antigua) in one of the world’s toughest rowing races to raise funds for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF are trying to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes).  Yes you are reading this correctly, they will be taking in turns to row for 2 hours at a time around the clock for approximately 50 days.

Their website is now up and running and for just £10 you can put your name on the side of the 24 foot long rowing boat.


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For more info on other GigRowers taking on the Atlantic see: &

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  1. Hi,

    What about us girlies taking on the ocean?? Myself and fellow Salcombe gig crew member Chrissie Bunting are rowing in the 2011 Indian Ocean Rowing Race organised by the same people who run the Atlantic races, Woodvale Challenges. Its further (3500 miles) and much more demanding than the Atlantic and to date has never been rowed by a women’s pair so we will fingers crossed be making history!! Check out our website, and drop me an email if you want some more info. We’re rowing for Cancer Research UK and the Shark Trust.

    All the best,
    Madie Steer
    Salcombe Rowing Club

    • admin

      Hi Madie,

      Thanks for the note, that sounds fntastic, I will take a look at your website and get a post up at the weekend. Looks like a great challenge will do my best to help you raise awareness.



    • admin

      Hi Madie, I have done a post about your adventure but it will get a bit lost pre scillies so i will pop it up after. Cheers Toby 😉

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