About the project

This is the fundraising page of the 'This is LIVIN' crew of Sam Horsley, Rob Wells, James Samuels and Louis Hugh-Jones.


The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is the premier event in ocean rowing racing - spanning more than 5000 kilometres across the rough Atlantic ocean from La Gomera, Canary Islands to English Harbour, Antigua. Our campaign will support and raise awareness for the mental health charity LIVIN - breaking the stigma surrounding mental health.


Setting off in December of 2021, Team "This is Livin" will row into the new year against 30 or more fiercely competitive crews, braving rough waves, dehydration and exhaustion. For the race’s entirety, the boys will row shifts day and night in tandem - 2 hours on, 2 hours off, 24 hours a day.


Historically, crews of 4 take between 30 and 50 days to complete this immense challenge, pushing the boundaries of physical and mental endurance. The annual race unites a diverse range of competitors from around the globe, all sharing the same unique objective: to cross an ocean unsupported in a rowing boat.


Your donation will go towards allowing us to cover the costs of necessary equipment and entry fees to compete in the challenge, all of which amounts to $250,000.


Put simply, without your support we cannot make this dream a reality. Please show your support by making a tax deductible donation today!

  • Amanda Mufford

    A huge effort. Good luck.

  • Richard King

    Well done boys! What you’re doing is great inspiration for all who know you!

  • Eva Davies

    WOW - Awesome challenge - raising money for a great cause. Keep smiling and keep going. Will follow you all the way.

  • Janette Stening

    What an amazing adventure you boys are undertaking/

  • PETER KING

    Dear Sam, Wishing you and the crew the best of luck, mental and physical strength and perseverance in undertaking the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in 2021. Go Boys! Peter King

  • Miles Wilson

    Amazing what you are trying to do. I wish you every success!!

  • Honor and Tony Mcfadyen

    The epitome of resilience Sam! Will be watching Love The McFadyens

  • Gabi Taranto

    Yew go boys ! :)

  • Lachlan Estok

    Just remember... if you’re not first, you’re last.

  • Ella Williams

    Go hard lads! You are going to kill it! Would pay good money for Sam to never where pink crop top again! Just kidding! Lots of love!

  • Jane Carver

    Good luck! What an impressive goal and a great cause to support. Jane

  • Lucas Hejtmanek

    Good luck Louis and team! Its no doubt going to be an incredible journey

  • Imogen Smirh

    Proud of you guys!! Back you all the way :)

  • Adrienne Maiolo

    You are doing a great thing! Good luck on the journey 👏🏼

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