Racing in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, team Status Row will row non-stop for over 50 days, in an attempt to become the fastest and second ever female trio to row across the Atlantic. At the mercy of the elements, the team will face a constant battle of sleep deprivation, salt sores and the physical extremes of rowing for 24 hours a day – 2 hours on, 2 hours off.
It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. The team are raising much-needed awareness of the plastic pollution epidemic, and funds for the Marine Conservation Society.
The Marine Conservation Society’s ‘Clean Seas’ programme aims to track the health of our seas, identify, sources of pollution and develop innovative solutions for cleaning it up.
With each stroke of the oar they hope to inspire one less bottle dropped, and one less piece of plastic washing up on our shores.
The team will be at Odyssey film screening of A Plastic Ocean on Sun 22nd April – they will be with Emma Tyers from Plastic Free St Albans, Ruby Raut, the CEO of new start-up WUKA – creating sustainable period wear, and Sandy Adams, a local environmentalist and diver.
Join Team Status Row to find out more about their mission. Visit www.statusrow.com for more and to support the team.