WORLD'S TOUGHEST ROW - ATLANTIC
Invictus Atlantic are taking part in the premier event in ocean rowing. Over 40 crews from around the world will compete in the annual race from La Gomera to Antigua departing in December 2024. We are proud to row for our chosen charity Invictus Trust, raising money and awareness in the support of adolescent mental health in Cornwall.
In December 2024 we will attempt to row the 3,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean from La Gomera to Antigua.
We will be competing with around 40 other boats and crews from around the world.
We will row 2 hours on and 2 hours off for 6 to 7 weeks, burning over 6,000 calories a day.
We must carry all our food, provisions and kit, accepting no outside assistance during the trip, all the while battling 40ft waves, sleep deprivation, and salt sores.
A Cornish crew, we row for Invictus Trust, educating, informing, and raising funds in support of adolescent mental health in Cornwall.
Our crew of four is from the gig rowing community in Cornwall and former members of the Armed Forces. We have all lived and worked in West Cornwall, and all four of us continue to have strong ties to the County.
We are very pleased to work with the Cornish charity Invictus Trust, in supporting adolescent mental health in Cornwall. Through this epic challenge we aim to educate, inform and raise funds for the Trust.
Invictus Trust are a young people's mental health charity, based in Cornwall. The Invictus Trust was founded by the Cowburn family, following the tragic loss of their son and brother, aged 18, after a very short period of mental illness.
Invictus Trust campaigned for Cornwall's first Adolescent Mental Health Unit, Sowenna at Bodmin Hospital, have seen it commissioned and been involved in its design and build throughout.
On 8th January 2024 the Trust launched a new counselling service for 11 – 21 year olds, which is bespoke for adolescents. Invictus Trust has partnered with another Cornish charity, CLEAR, who will provide experienced, qualified counsellors to work with young people in need of mental health support. The service will be easily available, accessible and appropriate to the specific needs of the young people of Cornwall.
Our aim with the Atlantic Challenge is to raise £100,000 for this service. A legacy that will provide and fund direct support for young people in Cornwall.