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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation
Challenge-100 Rowers Attempt Treble

Challenge-100 Rowers Attempt Treble

Why we need your help

A crew from Lymington has taken on the challenge of a treble Guinness World Record Attempt, to take place at the end of August 2021. The team of five rowers are raising funds to support their local community, to benefit a number of local grass roots sports organisations and Lymington Rowing Club.

Photographs all courtesy of Melinki Images @Rowing Adventures Ltd

The Challenge  

With its strong currents and extreme tidal range, the open waters around the Isle of Wight offer one of the best settings for an attempt at three of the toughest medium distance open water rowing world records. This is why a team from Lymington in Hampshire have chosen the area as the approved course for a treble Guinness World Record Attempt in late Summer 2021. The 5-man crew will aim to be the fastest rowing boat in open water over 100 nautical miles, 50 nautical miles and will also look to row the greatest open water distance in 12 hours. The crew will be circumnavigating the Isle of Wight so they will try and have a go at this record too.

Not only will the crew have to row at the limits of their endurance in order to break the records, they will also have to tend with the notoriously challenging conditions around the Isle of Wight. In calm conditions the tide will help the crew, however even a moderate wind could stop their attempt if it isn’t dealt with in the right way.

The record in numbers

  • 180 kilometers of open water rowing
  • 3 shipping channels
  • 2 tidal races
  • 11,000 calories per crew member

The Crew

Dave Mans

An Army Officer in the Parachute Regiment with over 25 years of rowing experience. Completing several endurance challenges including the first ocean row to the magnetic North Pole and along with Rob he holds the Guinness World Record fastest time to row the length of the Thames in a 2-man boat.

Alex Gasper

Alex is an NHS Paramedic and former Army Officer. Not only has he competed at the top level of university rowing he has also raced in over 5 ultramarathon events.

Toby Backhouse

A stonemason who has rowed at the highest club and university level. He was part of the 1989 Cambridge Boat Race crew and also held the Guinness World Record for being the heaviest rower in the history of the event.

Rob Maltby

Rob has rowed for over 15yrs and currently holds the world record for rowing the length of the river Thames in a double scull along with Dave Mans. 

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3,115.00

raised towards 5,000.00 target

3115.00
5000.00

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Supporters

Sep 02, 2021

Tony and Lou Mallin

Well done Toby and crew

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Aug 31, 2021

Kerry G

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Aug 28, 2021

Ellie P

Well done chaps....very proud of you x

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Aug 26, 2021

Dad


Aug 26, 2021

Anonymous

Good luck from all at Q

250.00

Aug 26, 2021

the-roughtons

Good luck

75.00
(plus 18.75 giftaid)

Aug 25, 2021

Anonymous


Aug 24, 2021

Fee Brooker

Bravo boys and your fabulous support team. Hope your hands and bums not too sore today.

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Aug 24, 2021

Fiona and Adrian

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Aug 24, 2021

Ken Pearce

Well done

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

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Total raised so far

3,115.00

Total plus Gift Aid 3,515.01

Direct donations

3,115.00

Raised offline 0.00

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