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Invictus Atlantic

Our crew of three is from the gig rowing community in Cornwall and former members of the Royal Navy.  We have all lived and worked in West Cornwall, and all three of us continue to have strong ties to the County.   We're proud to work with Cornish charity Invictus Trust in support of adolescent mental health in Cornwall, and honoured that we row in their name, as Invictus Atlantic.

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Paul Hayes

I am a former Royal Marine Commando and now a teacher and school leader. Married with three children.   I have lived in Cornwall for the last 30 years, always been physically active, playing rugby, hill walking, sailing and kayaking.


Teaching and living in the South West has made me acutely aware of the challenges facing young people with mental health issues and the stretch on resources to support them.   Invictus Trust, our chosen charity, have been leaders in making a difference to the lives and futures of young people in Cornwall and the challenge of rowing the Atlantic on their behalf will be a privilege and an inspiration.   Through our endeavours we intend to raise funds and to support young people in their challenging times.

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James Brittain-Long

I’m a husband, father of three, businessman, gig rower, rugby and music lover.   Never happier than when at the Glastonbury Festival with family and friends, or rowing in the sea around Cornwall with the Helford River Gig Club.   The Atlantic Challenge has been long discussed amongst the three of us, but the start in December 2024 now seems ominously close!


I live with my family in West Cornwall, close to the Helford River.   Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has given so much to our family and I’m proud to give a little back by raising awareness and money for our chosen charity Invictus Trust.  

Luke Morgan

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Ex Royal Navy Helicopter Pilot with a love of all things sport, travel, festivals and adventure.  The Atlantic Rowing Challenge has been talked about for a while and it is now time to tackle it.  I can’t imagine a better group to go on this journey with.  Our chosen charity, Invictus Trust, is very close to my heart in dealing with adolescent mental health issues.  Rowing in support of this amazing charity and the incredible work they do is all the motivation I need to complete the challenge.


Although I live in Norfolk, I work all round the country as a Helicopter Instructor / Examiner mainly in the Air Ambulance sector.  I have a deep affiliation with Cornwall having lived and worked there for 12 years; it is where I met and formed a truly lifelong friendship with Jim and Paul.  I have a deep love of the water and am looking forward to the peace and tranquillity of propelling myself across it again (well maybe not that peaceful and tranquil in mid Atlantic – we will see!).  I love having a goal to achieve so here we go.



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