On December 4, 2011, two firefighters from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service are rowing across the Atlantic Ocean to raise money for charity through personal donations, charity events and corporate sponsorship.
Named 'Team Atlantic Dash', they will take part in one of the world's toughest races rowing 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. The team's goal is to raise fire/road safety awareness and over £100,000 for The Fire Fighters Charity, Help for Heroes, WRVS (Women's Royal Voluntary Service) and Breast Cancer Care.
John Haskell and Jamie Windsor, both from Cardiff, will face physical and emotional turmoil as they endure the unpredictability of the weather and the ocean in their self-sufficient bid to cross the Atlantic. They will row in a 2 hour on/2 hour off, 24-hour cycle to cross the distance in about 2-3months; encountering sharks, whales and tropical storms.
The team are hoping to get a main sponsor and several other sponsors for the trip - one of the team's aims is to test equipment in the harsh Atlantic environment, take great photos with logos and give substantiated testimonials on TV and in the press.
Land-crew MembershipTo register as Land Crew, a £25 donation per person is required. Land Crew members will receive an Atlantic Dash wristband, receive regular email bulletins from the rowers and have your name listed inside the boat to be taken across the Atlantic with the team during the race.
For further information on becoming the main sponsor, or grand partner please contact the team via the website. For information on registering as a Land Crew member, submit the contact form on the website. Alternatively you can email or call for information on how to help.
Posted: 11.26am, 02.06.11