Dan Howie of ESH and his friend Will North are now over a week into their epic 3,000 mile row across the Atlantic Ocean, raising money for Cancer Research UK, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and St Anna’s home and school for children in Ghana.
The start date was delayed by two days due to bad weather conditions so the boys departed La Gomera on Wednesday 4th December.
The first week has been difficult with a storm sweeping the Atlantic and the Canary Islands and headwinds of up to 25-30kts meaning the teams have made little progress. Two teams have already pulled out of the race and Dan has reported some technical issues on his boat which he was hoping to fix.
On a brighter note, weather conditions have now improved and Dan and Will are finally able to start rowing in earnest, vowing to row as hard and as fast as they can to make up for lost time.