Team Atlantic Fusion
In December 2024 Team Atlantic Fusion will attempt to be the first 5-person mixed-gender crew to row 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from La Gomera to Antigua in the World’s Toughest Row. An attempt for a new world record is on!
To raise awareness and valuable funds for Abbie’s Army. This charity raises money to fund medical research and help families who have children with brain cancer. Each year 450 children in the UK are diagnosed with brain cancer. Some of these involve a tumour so deadly there is NO effective treatment or cure. Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma or DIPG is responsible for 80% of all tumour deaths and Abbie’s Army aim to raise vital research funds to give hope to DIPG families. One member of our team has experience with how devastating this cancer is, after his twin daughters lost their childhood friend in 2013. Katlyn was only 4 years old.
Abbie’s Army – Our Charity
Abbie’s Army is a children’s charity focused on funding research into a brain cancer known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Of all 120 brain cancers, it is the most fatal. There is currently no effective cure and average survival time from diagnosis is only 9 months – every 9 days a child will die from DIPG.
We are attempting to be the first ever 5-person mixed-gender crew to row the Atlantic Ocean between La Gomera and Antigua, so if we win our category we will be guaranteed a world record when we cross the finish line in the Caribbean. We would like your company to support us in achieving this record together. We understand that this is a challenging time for businesses, so we have created a range of sponsorship packages to suit all budgets. We are also happy to put together a bespoke package to suit your company.
We will be joining crews from all over the world to compete in the ‘World’s Toughest Row – Atlantic’. Starting from San Sebastian in La Gomera and finishing in Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua & Barbuda. Annika, Bel, Dave, Molly and Steve will attempt to be the first 5-person mixed-gender crew in history to complete the ocean crossing between these two points.
Team Atlantic Fusion
We will battle with sleep deprivation, salt sores, and physical extremes inflicted by the race. Left with just our own thoughts, an expanse of ocean and the job of getting the boat and its crew safely to the other side