There is a lot of Ocean rowing experience on the crew. We have well over a year of time spent in rowing boats on the ocean between us. The crew members are:-
Steve crossed the Atlantic in 80 days in 2015/16 with Leven Brown. Steve has also run the length of the UK in 20 days and has run across the North Pole and Sahara Desert. Last year he cycled the length of the UK in only 5 days and at aged 60. Steve will be the oldest person ever to row the Atlantic west to east.
A former Royal Marine who crossed the Atlantic in 72 days in 2015/16 as a pair with fellow rower Andy Warner.. He has completed Ironman Triathlons, Ultra Marathons & cycled the UK. He also rowed across the North Sea last year. He made national media when he finished an Ironman Triathlon despite his bike breaking with 20 miles to go. He picked up the bike & ran to transition making cut off & finishing the event.
Andy crossed the Atlantic as part of a pair with Sean McGuigan in 2015/16. Andy has a history of indoor rowing. He won the worldwide Crazy Bear indoor rowing challenge in 2014. Since Rowing the Atlantic Andy has ran a Marathon and cycled from Cornwall to the Scottish Borders.
Nicky was a professional footballer for twenty years playing over 700 games & scoring over 220 goals for eight different clubs including Reading, Birmingham and Brighton & Hove Albion. He has represented England U21’s on 4 occasions scoring one goal. He was manager of Brentford FC in 2011, guiding them to the Johnson’s Paint Trophy Final at Wembley the same year. He now runs his own gym and has completed a number of Marathons including this years London Marathon.
Neil’s Blackeby. Neil is 57, a retired firefighter who has spent much of his life on the water. He took part in several 190k kayak races before taking up sailing and has cruised, raced and delivered sailboats all around the UK, Ireland and France. He is a member of Port Isaac rowing club and has rowed and raced Cornish pilot gig boats for the last 17 years, competing in many of the county and world championships. He rowed across the Atlantic with a friend in 2015/16 in 65 days and was preparing his boat for a solo attempt when he was recruited into the “Atlantic6” crew.
Jàkup Jacobsen was born in the Faroe Islands. He is 55 years of age. He is a family man and and established rower of traditional Faroese boats. He has done this since he was 17 years old. Jákup has also been an avid kayaker over the past two decades, roaming the tricky seas off the Faroes.
Last year , together with 3 others, Jákup rowed the Atlantic from Portugal to Cuba. A total of 4.200 nm in the boat Saga.
The crew all know each other from previous Ocean rowing events and have all been allocated individual roles as part of the crew to work towards the team objective which is to set the World Record for a 6 man crossing west to East. This is one of the most experienced crew ever to attempt the route and collectively they bring with them extensive seamanship skills as well as a long history in endurance sports.