3000 milE ROW AGAINST SINGLE-USE PLASTIC
1 OCEAN | 1 RACE | 4 WOMEN
WE DID IT! WE WERE THE FIRST WOMEN'S TEAM HOME IN...
43 DAYS, 2 HOURS, 20 MINS
We are Row For The Ocean - founded by Ros, Kirsty, Laura and Kate, we were brought together by a passion for adventure and rowing. In December 2018 we took on 3000 miles of the Atlantic in order to raise awareness of the ocean plastics crisis, and through our work with Surfers Against Sewage; inspire a Plastic Free Generation and create a Plastic Free Exeter.
MEET THE CREW
Our vision was simple, we see Exeter as a Plastic Free Coastline Community by 2020; and wanted to be the first women home in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge to ensure we get the most coverage possible for our cause.
We had 3 key values that guided us during the challenge:
TO INSPIRE CHANGE: We want to leave a legacy. Inspiring individuals, schools, Exeter Council and local businesses to change how they think about plastics.
TO BE UNITED: Luckily we don’t have to go down with the ship! In the hard times we’ll stick together and find a solution, or in the case of a sinking, until help comes!
TO BE RESILIENT: We want to find out what our bodies can really do. We have tailored our training to be adaptable in any situation- a useful life tool too!