‘Missy’ arrived in La Gomera this morning. ‘Missy’ is the affectionate name for the boat ‘Atlantic Mission’ belonging to Team Atlantic Splash.
La Gomera in the Canary Islands is the starting point for Team Atlantic Splash’s epic row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic. This is the third time Missy has made the trip but the first time for Team Atlantic Splash and the first time for a Worthing team.
Team Atlantic Splash are:
Bastien Leclair – one Breton with the Britons “I will indeed be the French presence on board the Atlantic Splash project.”
Marc Alderman – doing it for his friends “Why I am rowing the Atlantic: In the last 10 years I have been faced with some really hard and testing times.”
Neal Marsh – the oldie in the boat “Spending much of my childhood in the sea in the summer I always felt at home in the water.”
Terry Munson – the truly long arm of the law “The thin blue line on the deep blue sea.”
Tom Hyland – I make life size plastic skeletons! “Born from an island nation, the sea is never far from my mind.”
The team will battle with tropical storms and 50 foot waves and daily co-habit in a boat less than 10 metres long. They will row ten to twelve hours in a continuous night and day 2-hour shift pattern.
And it’s all for charity – Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Tall Ships Youth Trust, the British Heart Foundation and the Macular Society.
Worthing Daily will be with them every mile of the way and will give regular updates on their progress – they deserve every ounce of our support.
Bon Voyage !