One tough ocean row, two tough Grandads
In December 2018, Neil Young and Peter Ketley will attempt to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic.
In their (much) younger days, Peter and Neil served together in the Parachute Regiment. 40 years later, they will need every ounce of that ‘maroon mettle’ to get them through one of the world’s toughest challenges and hopefully set a world record as the oldest pair to row across the Atlantic.
There are a few obstacles they will need to overcome first….
• Neither of them have rowed before
• They are both over 60 years old
• Neither of them have any nautical experience
• They both think they are still 25 years old!!
The Grandads will row as part of the 2018 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, which will see teams of one two, three and four race 3,000 miles from the Canary Islands to Antigua, with nothing but oars and sheer determination.
The Grandads will be UNASSISTED. They will row for 24-hours a day in two hours shifts, taking it turns to eat, sleep and row for approximately 45 days. They will need to take enough food to survive at least 70 days at sea and will need to navigate the route and manage any repairs (including underwater) on their own.
Why are they are undergoing this extraordinary challenge for Dreams Come True?
“We both feel incredibly thankful to have been able to pursue our own dreams. As fathers and grandfathers, we want to give that same opportunity to children who may not otherwise get the chance. It is a privilege to work with such a wonderful charity and we are proud to support Dreams Come True."
Want your company logo on the boat?
Supporting this extraordinary challenge as a corporate sponsor will associate your brand with a gripping tale of derring-do that is already starting to make waves (pardon the pun). The social media feeds have only just gone live but they are already buzzing. TV and media have already shown interest.
Help the Grandads to buy the boat and in return, the Grandads will undertake an extraordinary challenge and deliver a major fundraising campaign aimed at raising £125k for Dreams Come True. It’s a great return on a relatively small CSR investment.