About the project

This is the fundraising page of the 'Shaw and Partners Atlantic 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 a mental health charity in Australia.

Setting off in December of 2021, the crew 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!

  • Fred Hanmer

    Cheers bruvva can’t wait for the fundy down at NBSLSC. Gonna drink some beers for a good cause!!

  • Milly Munro

    So nice to run into you guys this morning. It reminded me to donate! Congratulations on everything you’re doing, it’s truly incredible!

  • Doug Macleod

    Good luck to you all. Great cause.

  • Victoria Taranto

    Go boys, go for it, stay safe xx

  • Hannah Jefferson

    Good Luck boys, amazing effort at the weekend for your 24hour row!

  • Liora Steigrad

    Well done Rob and the rest of the team- for your awesome effort and the great cause. All the best for your trip across the Atlantic! Stay safe Liora & Ben (getting married tomorrow)

  • Ellie Pullin

    Yesterday looked hard enough, can't even imagine what the real thing will be like! Nothing but admiration for you lads, best of luck with it!

  • Anna Willis

    Well done guys!!

  • Jodie Salmon

    Good luck and thanks!

  • Jess Broomfield

    Such an impressive feat boys, good luck! YOU GOT THIS

  • Dennis Dunstan

    Great work everyone

  • Rhys Thomas

    Good luck!!

  • Roz Fahmy

    This is an amazing challenge for a very worthy charity. I wish you all good luck.

  • Lachlan Estok


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