Over 100 people turned out for the Atlantic Row 2013 Launch Party at the Thames Rowing Club in Putney.
It was brilliant to have so many people supporting our campaign and thank you to everyone who donated towards the cost of our boat. I can only apologise for the rather dubious finger food we provided in return!
It was great to have the support of James Cash who came to say hello. He took part in the 2011 race in the boat Patience with his friend Bertie Portal. They ran into difficulty when they had to turn back to La Gomera due to mechanical failure. They then found themselves in more bother when they broke all their oars and had to wait in a sweaty hot cabin/coffin (the size of a single bed) for a week for the support boat to get to them to provide new oars. Shocker! They still finished the race which really was an incredible effort.
Thank you again to everyone who came and we will be having many more fundraisers in the build up to race day!