Three amazing women calling themselves Status Row are preparing to row across the Atlantic in December. They’re going from the Canaries to Antigua, doing 50 miles a day.
They are trying to become the fastest and second ever female trio to row the Atlantic. Preparations are under way on physical and mental levels, and on working as a team and being honest with each other. If that isn’t enough, they are doing first aid and rowing training. And raising £100,000 to complete the challenge. Oh yes, they had to buy a boat, as well – a lot of the money they need to raise will be recouped when they sell the boat.
So why are Caroline Wilson, Jess Rego and Susan Donaldson doing this epic adventure?
They want to raise awareness of plastic pollution. And they hope to bridge the gap between awareness and action by inspiring every day changes that will really add up.
They met at a climbing club and wanted to do something better. The row is enabling them to create a global platform to spread a message and make a difference.
They’ll be setting off in December and all proceeds from the race are going to the Marine Conservation Society. Status Row are looking for individual and corporate sponsors to donate - find out more here.