The HistoryIt was a challenge to test their strength, their endurance and their will power. Nestled in a 20-foot open dory by the name of the “English Rose III”, two men, Sir Chay Blyth and John Ridgway, began their epic voyage. The year was 1966, and these two friends were rowing across the North Atlantic from Cape Cod on the North American Coastline to Ireland. Ninety-two days on the seas, they encountered hurricanes, monstrous waves and an extreme diet. Blyth and Ridgway set the bar high for adventurers all over the world.
Who Are the Tempest TwoMeet James Whittle and Tom Caulfield. Two 25 year olds who never actually rowed or have nautical knowledge, but were about to attempt something great.
The ChallengeConsidered the hardest challenge on Earth, James and Tom set out to face it head on and sail across the Atlantic Ocean unaided to their final destination of Barbados. Once they reach the island, they’ll be taking a well deserved holiday at Sugar Bay Barbados before heading back to the UK.
The CauseThese two ordinary friends are passionate about raising money for the Make A Wish Foundation (UK), which grants wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions, and for Brain Tumour Research.