Rowing Marine

Double Guinness world record row

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Atlantic Ocean rowing challenge

Former Royal Marine Lee Spencer aka ‘The Rowing Marine’ will undertake an unsupported solo rowing attempt 3,500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

The Challenge

On 12th December 2018 Lee will commence his challenge departing from Gibraltar and ending in French Guiana. Lee will be the world's first physically disabled person to row this route solo and unsupported from mainland Europe to mainland South America - setting a new Guinness World Record, proving there is life beyond injury. During this feat of extraordinary physical and mental endurance, Lee will battle 30 foot waves, sleep deprivation, extreme fatigue, fear and solitude. Lee will also attempt to beat the current able bodied record set by Stein Hoff in 2002. The first solo ocean rower to row across the Atlantic East to West from mainland Europe (Portugal) to mainland South America (Guyana) in a time of 96 days, 12hr and 45 minutes. The first record set for a physically disabled solo ocean rower was in 2004. Stuart Boreham left from the Canary Islands of La Gomera and 109 days, 12hr and 9 minutes later arrived in the Caribbean Island of Barbados.

Who is involved

Lee Spencer aka ‘The Rowing Marine.’ To read more about Lee Spencer and to track his progress on a map please click here

Want to know more?

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Charitable fundraising

Lee is delighted to be raising money for the The Royal Marines Charity and the Endeavour Fund.

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SATcase R3 Challenge is delighted to support the below charities and raise awareness. Please click here to find out more information and how to donate.

The Royal Marines Charity

Children’s Mental Health Foundation 

Environment and Preservation