James, Hugo and Joe – three men with an enormous challenge to accomplish. The Transatlantic Trafford’s will be setting sail from San Sebastian in the Canary Islands to Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour, Antigua, hoping to beat the 78-day record currently held by the only previous father and son team. This 3,000-mile unsupported voyage is widely considered to be one of the toughest challenges on the planet, pushing those who attempt it to their limits. To this day, many more people have climbed Everest, reached the North Pole or ventured into space than have successfully rowed the Atlantic.
Wyatt Homes are proud to sponsor The Transatlantic Trafford’s who are raising money for such a fantastic cause. St Christopher’s Hospice help people live their lives to the full, supporting them and their families through terminal illness. Based in South East London, the world-renowned hospice has a teaching programme that shares its expertise with people caring for the dying and bereaved across the UK and also around the world; helping to shape the way that we are all cared for at the end of life.
To support the hospice, The Transatlantic Trafford’s will be rowing 3,000 miles in shifts: two hours rowing, two hours’ rest, all day and night, every day, for at least two months. With all their supplies and equipment on-board, and no contact with the world except the occasional satellite phone call. The physical training is arduous, but the mental preparation for one of the toughest challenges in sport is probably the biggest hurdle. Wyatt Homes are happy to help make it worthwhile.