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Dave Bell

Dave Bell



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My story

[p][b]Dave “Dinger” Bell plans on rowing solo 3,118 miles the wrong way across the North Atlantic for charity![/b][/p][p]Dinger plans to attempt a North Atlantic solo row starting in New York, USA to Falmouth, UK in June 2021, completely unsupported. That means Dinger must leave New York with everything he needs to complete the entire crossing. He is self-funding the expedition so every cent raised goes directly to his designated UK charities and organisations: 15% to the Royal Foundation and 85% SBSA (of that 85%, 15% will be passed to Rock 2 Recovery).[/p][p]Rowing solo from New York to continental Europe unsupported has never been done before! [/p][p]The North Atlantic is a very different crossing than the more usual Mid Atlantic route made famous by the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. Fewer than 60 people have ever rowed across the North Atlantic while over 100 people rowed the Mid Atlantic last year alone. [/p][p]There is good reason for this, the largest wave ever recorded was in the North Atlantic, reaching 29 meters/95 feet high. The North Atlantic is a dangerous place, he risks being hit by storms, being run over by other ships, icebergs, the boat capsizing, exhaustion to name a few but there is also the possibility of rowing up next to a pod of whales as they come up for air in the middle of the ocean. Imagine experiencing that! Just you and a pod of whales surrounded by water. No one else around. [/p][p]It is not an easy personal challenge for anyone to even attempt but those that know Dinger are not surprised by his determination to complete this North Atlantic solo row.[/p][p]In 1991, Dinger joined the Royal Marines and served 20 years and conducted operational deployments around the world. But rowing the Atlantic was something Dinger was interested in since 1997. So Dinger retired early knowing it would not be spent in “pipe and slippers.”[/p][p]The first year of retirement, Dinger cycled over 1200 miles down the length of Thailand. The second year, he walked all 282 of the Scottish Munros (a mountain over 3000 feet). He hiked almost every day for 5 months. On the third year, Dinger spent in the French Alps where he skied in the winter and in the summer went mountain biking, hiking, running and swimming. And now, year four is Dinger’s biggest challenge yet. To raise money for the Royal Foundation, SBSA and Rock 2 Recovery through this North Atlantic solo row. [/p][p]With the pandemic setting in too, Dinger realised how UK charities, organisations and the public needed a mental and financial boost. They need something to get behind, get inspired, and help charities and organisations at the same time. Charities are unable to do big fundraising events, so now is the time to do it![/p][p]For more information, contact Dinger at [url=http://mailto:dinger@knotworking1664.co.uk]dinger@knotworking1664.co.uk[/url].[/p]

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Apr 16, 2021

Howard Corinne Rowland

Amazing challenge. Stay safe


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Apr 16, 2021



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Apr 14, 2021


All the best Dinger


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Apr 7, 2021

Seaborne Communications

The very best of luck to both you and "Billy No Mates" in this derring-do.


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Mar 20, 2021


Ah Beavis, you silly ****......


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Mar 11, 2021



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Mar 5, 2021

Graham & Lorraine feltham

Anyone can do it you can, be watching you all the way


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Mar 4, 2021


Good luck from all at FSL Group!


Feb 21, 2021

Pozzy s ma and pa

For us it would be Mission Impossible but we know from your previous adventures that you can do anything! We hope the wind and tides are kind to you. Best of luck.


plus £62.50 Gift Aid

Feb 17, 2021


Good luck with this amazing challenge. I'll be supporting you from the comfort of my mountain bike and pub (when permitted).

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