Our site needs cookies

We need cookies to help you sign in, create a fundraising page and donate. If you want to fundraise or donate on our site, you will need to turn on cookies How to turn on cookies.

It looks like you are trying to access a charity account.

Please click here for the charity sign in page. If you are not trying to access a charity account, please contact us.


Cockleshell Pacific Cockleshell Pacific

Rowing 3,000 miles across the Pacific

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]In June 2018 two former Royal Marines will take on the challenge of a lifetime as they row unaided from Monterey, California to Waikiki, Hawaii in the Great Pacific Race. They will be competing against teams from across the globe in this epic challenge as they row 3,000 miles across the world’s largest ocean. But they face an even bigger challenge than these other teams - one half of the Cockleshell Pacific team is blind and is attempting to become the first blind person to row the Pacific. [/p][p]Steve Sparkes will be rowing in the race with fellow former Royal Marine, Mick Dawson, who in 2009, was part of the first team to ever row the Pacific between Japan and San Francisco. He has also previously rowed the Atlantic twice and has kayaked around the Falkland Island.[/p][p]The challenge is being completed to raise money for two charities close to their hearts of the pair – Blind Veterans UK and The Royal Marines Charity.[/p]
Rowing 3,000 miles across the Pacific image 1

Share Cockleshell Pacific's story




From the members of City of London R.M.A

£280.00 plus £35.00 Gift Aid


Adrian Ali

Fabulous achievement and great to see you both back home safe and sound!!

£280.00 plus £70.00 Gift Aid


Lee Baker

Brilliant challenge, amazing achievement, great collaboration and for a good cause.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Amiss clan

Well done Mick and Sparky, awesome achievement

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Simon DeAth

Good effort, lads

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Don Campbell

Good effort Royal !


Sue J.

Well done guys - awesome achievement!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Paul Mills (2 section 141 troop)

An epic feat of courage and endurance. Respect to both of you.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid






Awesome effort well done indeed ‘Royals’

£16.64 plus £4.16 Gift Aid