Solo North Atlantic Row
Raising funds for the Scottish Association
For Mental Health (SAMH).
Welcome to the NY2SY website! This website will provide you with all the information you need about my NY2SY: Solo North Atlantic Row. I hope that you will take the time to explore these pages to find out more about my bid to row solo from the U.S.A. to Scotland, across the North Atlantic Ocean, and will help me with my efforts to raise as much money as possible for my chosen charity, SAMH.
The next few months are going to be very exciting as I prepare for, and then undertake, the biggest challenge of my life and I will try my best to share the experience with you. The thought of rowing solo across the open ocean thrills me, yet fills me with fear as well, and although I may be all alone in the boat, none of this will be possible without your support and generosity.
So, I hope that you will come with me as I embark on this epic adventure...
Latest Diary Entry06/11/2013
Here and now.
The clocks have gone back and winter is here. It's dark, it's cold and I miss the summer...and what a summer it was. Myself and CrazyBrave hit the road and visited many interesting and friendly places, perhaps there was more towing than rowing but it was all worthwhile and enjoyable. Having to postpone any adventure is disappointing and it doesn't get any easier when you have to take such a decision for a third consecutive year. It may have been the correct decision not to undertake NY2SY this year but it still hurt and no matter the goodwill and support that was shown by all around, and I was shown a lot, I still found it a struggle to deal with the aftermath. I was overcome with self-doubt about the whole project - was I actually capable of getting the boat to the start in New York, let alone tackle a challenge like rowing solo across the North Atlantic Ocean? But these questions and misgivings have to be addressed, and I strongly doubt that it's the last time that I will encounter such emotions before this whole thing…Read More...