STAGING Oar Raisers gear up for transatlantic row - British Rowing

Oar Raisers gear up for transatlantic row

Chris Howard (right) and Tom Dignum

In five weeks time, two British rowers are set to row almost
3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, in aid of Parkinson’s UK.

Chris Howard and Tom Dignum (pictured, above) are scheduled to get their epic
rowing challenge underway from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, before spending
up to three months entirely unsupported on their way to the finish line in


The men aim to complete the challenge in less than 60 days, whilst
raising money and awareness for sufferers of Parkinson’s Disease.

‘The Oar Raisers was set up last year with the idea of using
not just rowing, but all manner of endurance disciplines to help raise money
and awareness,’ the pair said in their blog.

‘We are excited about our voyage, and hope that others will be
inspired to do the same.’

The Oar Raisers will tackle the crossing in a self-righting
Adkin pairs boat, which is described by its manufacturers as ‘the first modern
generation composite ocean rowing boat.’

For more information on the Oar Raisers and their challenge,