A team of four entrepreneurs has broken the world record for the fastest row across the Atlantic, raising an incredible Â£600,000 for charity in the process. The team, known as ‘The Entrepreneur Ship’, completed the 3,000-mile journey from the Canary Islands to Antigua in just 35 days, 14 hours and three minutes.
The team consisted of James Kendall, James Plumley, Tom Salt and Oliver Dawe-Lane, who all have backgrounds in business and entrepreneurship. They set out on their journey on December 12th, 2020, and battled through storms, high waves and sleep deprivation to reach their destination.
The previous record for the fastest row across the Atlantic was set in 2016 by a team of four women, who completed the journey in 36 days and six hours. The Entrepreneur Ship beat this record by just under a day, and also raised an incredible amount of money for charity in the process.
The team chose to support two charities through their record-breaking row: The Prince’s Trust, which helps young people in the UK to develop their skills and confidence, and Just One Ocean, which works to protect the world’s oceans and marine life.
Speaking after their incredible achievement, James Kendall said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have broken the world record and to have raised so much money for two fantastic charities. It was an incredibly tough journey, but we were determined to succeed and to make a difference.”
Tom Salt added: “We hope that our achievement will inspire others to take on their own challenges and to support causes that they are passionate about. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported us along the way.”
The Entrepreneur Ship’s record-breaking row has captured the attention of people around the world, and their achievement is a testament to the power of determination, teamwork and a commitment to making a difference. Congratulations to the team on their incredible achievement, and for raising such a significant amount of money for two important causes.