In 2020, I will solo row 3,000 miles across The Atlantic

MORE PEOPLE HAVE CLIMBED MT. EVEREST THAN HAVE ROWED ACROSS THE ATLANTIC

In December 2020 Rob will row solo and unsupported 3000 miles across the Atlantic as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in support of two incredible charities. Rowing solo across the world’s second largest ocean will push Rob to his physical and mental limit – there is a reason why more people have climbed Mt. Everest than have rowed across the Atlantic

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The Man

Atlantic Titan is made up of just one person, 29-year-old Rob Hamilton. Rob has always enjoyed pushing himself to find his limit. He has completed two ultra-mountain marathons, is a climber, a technical diver, a powerlifter and has travelled to 48 countries so far, with a particular fascination for the Middle East.

In 2016 Rob achieved a lifelong dream when he started his training to become an officer in the British Army at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. However, shortly after starting his training he injured his knee and was medically discharged. The diagnosis – avascular necrosis resulting in a partially dead knee, three months on crutches and no more long-distance running.

This was certainly a shock to his system and while he had always wanted to take part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, this unfortunate turn of events meant he is now more determined than ever to not only complete the crossing but win the solo category. With the goal of proving to himself and others that injuries and life changing events need not be a barrier for achieving extraordinary things.

Rob Hamilton, Master Rower

Rowing across the Atlantic presents many challenges

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is the premier event in ocean rowing – A challenge that will take you more than 3000 Miles west from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands (28oN 18oW) to Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda (17oN 61oW). The annual race begins in early December, with over 30 teams participating from around the world.

Sleep Deprivation

Rowing for up to 18 hours a day is exhausting, giving very little time to sleep, coupled with the fact that sleeping in an ocean rowing boat is often quite bumpy. Ocean rowers frequently report hallucinations.

Salt Sores

Salt from the ocean gets everywhere, all over your skin and clothes. With nowhere to wash the salt can often lead to painful sores which have the potential to lead to infection.

Dehydration

With temperatures in excess of 30 degrees, no shade on the boat and rowing all day, every day, dehydration is a real risk. The onboard watermaker is therefore a vital piece of equipment.

Waves

Waves in the Atlantic can be big, really big, up to 30ft (9 metres) high, in fact. This may be ok in a larger ocean-going vessel but in a small 24ft (7.3 metres) rowing boat it can lead to capsizes.

Food

Spending all this time rowing burns a huge number of calories, approximately 8000 a day. However, rowers typically only manage to eat 6000 calories a day. Therefore, Rob will likely lose between 10kg and 15kg on the crossing. This may be exacerbated by bouts of sea sickness which drain energy and motivation making it all that much harder.

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

GOLD

£15,000

Branding
  • Your company’s logo will be displayed on the hull of the boat.
  • Your company’s logo will be showcased as a gold partner on the Atlantic Titan website.
Media
  • Your products and company will be endorsed on social media through photos and videos.
  • You will have access to the Atlantic Titan private media library.
Corporate Engagement
  • The boat and I will be available for 2 events pre and post-race. Examples include:
  • Use of the boat for team building/training events.
  • I can offer a day in your office to speak to staff/clients about the challenge.
  • I will attend any publicity or promotional events pre and post-race.

SILVER

£10,000

Branding
  • Your company’s logo will be displayed on the hull of the boat.
  • Your company’s logo will be showcased as a silver partner on the Atlantic Titan website
Media
  • Your products and company will be endorsed on social media through photos and videos.
  • You will have access to the Atlantic Titan private media library.
Corporate Engagement
  • The boat and I will be available for 1 event pre and post-race. Examples include:
  • Use of the boat for team building/training events.
  • I can offer a day in your office to speak to staff/clients about the challenge
  • I will attend any publicity or promotional events pre and post-race.

BRONZE

£3,000

Branding
  • Your company’s logo will be displayed on the hull of the boat.
  • Your company’s logo will be showcased as a bronze partner on the Atlantic Titan website.
Media
  • Your products and company will be endorsed on social media through photos and videos.
  • You will have access to the Atlantic Titan private media library.
Sponsor positions
Other ways to support me

Join Rob’s 250 Club and have your name or logo on the boat for only £250!

For more information download a sponsorship document

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The Charities

Rob is raising money for two extremely worthwhile causes, Collateral Repair Project (CRP), a refugee support organisation based in Amman, Jordan. And the Invictus Games Foundation (IGF) which supports and empowers service personnel from around the world who have suffered life changing injuries, visible or otherwise. Rob has previously worked for CRP in 2018 and his short stint training to be an officer in the British Army has given him an appreciation of the needs of both refugees and veterans.

In their own ways, both organisations support victims of conflict. While the beneficiaries of these organisations may have different backgrounds they often have similar injuries and Rob is keen to draw attention to fact that while they are treated as separate causes, they are often two sides of the same coin.

Collateral Repair Project

When most people think about the refugee crisis, they think of boats making dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean, and families crowded into tents in European camps. But the reality is that the vast majority of displaced people never reach Europe. This is where CRP comes in. Since 2006, CRP have supported urban refugees in Amman. The organisation tries to meet the immediate needs of its beneficiaries by distributing food vouchers and providing medical support. They give out warm clothes and heaters in the winter, and back-to-school supplies in September. At their community centre in east Amman they offer classes and activities focusing on education and trauma relief. Donate

Invictus Games Foundation

On a trip to the Warrior Games in the USA in 2013, HRH The Duke of Sussex saw first-hand how the power of sport can help physically, psychologically and socially those suffering from injuries and illness. He was inspired by his visit and the Invictus Games was born. The Games have been supporting wounded service personnel since 2014, when the inaugural Invictus Games were held in London. The organisation harness’ the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country.

If you would like to help Rob meet his fundraising goal, please follow the link below. Donate

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