Row the Amazon 2015
Martin Berry, Director of LandScope Engineering, is a keen amateur rower in his spare time. So keen, in fact, that he and four fellow rowing enthusiasts have decided to stretch themselves by embarking on an epic journey of adventure. In November 2015, they will be rowing the navigable length of the Amazon River completely unsupported in aid of a range of charities.
Hoping to become only the second crew to undertake this challenge, the team, none of which are athletes, aim to accomplish the row in 30 days or less. The length of the Amazon River, from Nauta in Peru to Belem in Brazil, is a total distance of 2077 miles. The vessel will be a 28 foot ocean-going rowing boat named The Bishop, which is just big enough to carry the five man crew.
As with most expeditions of this magnitude, the team are seeking sponsorship – with 100% of funds raised going directly to charity. Further information on the various packages available can be obtained by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsors already ‘on-board’ include Extreme Medics and Wenlock Spring.
Martin comments: “Our efforts will hopefully result in some significant charity fund boosting and raise some further awareness to this most incredible environment which is so critical to the wellbeing of our planet. We hope folks will enjoy following our adventure and lend their support.”
Further details of the adventure, including how to donate, can be found on the Row the Amazon website.