Cornish Rower Plans Atlantic Expedition
Rosie Greaves from Calstock in Cornwall is planning to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean next year to raise money for for local charity CHICKS, which offers free week long respite breaks for underprivileged children from across the UK.
The Cornish woman hopes to raise £150,000 for her epic trans-Atlantic expedition in a 24-ft ocean rowing boat which is scheduled to begin in December 2013 to take advantage of the best weather patterns for her journey. Rosie’s rowing route will take her from across the shortest passage from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean.
Along the way Rosie expects to experience big seas, blisters and bouts of boredom as she rows alone for anything between 2-4 months.Twenty-three year old Rosie took up rowing seven years ago and now lives and breathes the sport. To get herself fit for the trip, she is a member of two rowing clubs and trains seven times a week.
To get her expedition preparation underway, Rosie recently won £250 from the MARS Refuel Drink Fund.
Rosie says: “It is fantastic that MARS Refuel is supporting my charity challenge. With this donation from the MARS Refuel Drink Fund I can take the specialist qualifications required to row the Atlantic. This will be a great boost to my morale as it means I can continue to train and play longer.”
The MARS Refuel Drink Fund was set up to help individuals and clubs play their chosen sport for longer. Funds available, until 30 September 2012, are Gold (£1000), Silver (£500) and Bronze (£250) awards. Applicants for support such as equipment, coaching, pitch time and travel expenses can be made online at www.marsrefuel.com
To follow Rosie’s preparations for her rowing expedition, please visit www.rosiesrow.co.uk