With less than 3 months to go until Team Roaring40s aka Dan Wise and Ian Yates push away from the dock in their 25′ Rannock rowing boat ”Axel” and embark on the epic 3,000 mile row from La Gomera to Antigua as part of 2022’s cohort in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge (TWAC) their burgeoning campaign shows no signs of slowing down.
Their fundraising has taken a new and much more personal direction since they originally embarked on the TWAC road back in 2019.
Having been personally impacted by breast cancer in the past 18 months, collectively they thought it was important to shift the focus of their campaign to reflect this. Ian summed it up perfectly when he said ”For Dan and I, there has become only one true motivation for our Atlantic adventure. This is the backdrop to our campaign, and we want our crossing to mean something to anyone going through breast cancer”.
In addition to supporting Ocean Generation, Cleanwave and JoyRon they are now also raising funds for the Pink Ribbon Foundation.
The Foundation in turn provides direct support to charities and organisations to relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, have been affected by or who are advancing the treatment of breast cancer.
Their boat Axel has also taken on a new very pink hue in support of Pink Ribbon and you will have the opportunity to see her in her finest new colours at the 2nd edition of Team Roaring40’s upcoming golf fundraiser at Alcanada on 14th of October.
The inaugural 2021 event was a resounding success with over 100 people in attendance and this year looks set to be even bigger and better.
The yachting industry has come out in force to support with a host of businesses including Pinmar, Bluewater, BM Composites, Crew & Concierge, Doyle Sails, Frey Recruitment, Gym Marine, Hill Robinson, Modesty yacht carpentry, Titan Marine Air, Y-Tech Marine and Ocean Independence sponsoring the event. It’s set to be a fun day of golf, giveaways, networking and fundraising as 36 teams test themselves on Alcanada’s famous course. You can find details of how to take part in the Golf day at https://roaring40s.co.uk/alcanada.
Keep your eyes peeled this autumn as you may see the rowing duo out on the water, training muscles and minds preparing for the crossing. TWAC event rules dictate a minimum of 120 hours on the water before the race—and they’ll be doing that at least as they prepare themselves, kit out Axel and get ready for the challenge of a lifetime.
Learn more & support Ian & Dan’s mission at roaring40s.co.uk and follow @teamroaring40s