True Potential Investor Atlantic Row Begins
Please note this blog post was published over 12 months ago and so may not include the most up-to-date information, for example where regulation around investing has changed.
Stu’s Journey Begins
Stu Morton has launched his bid to become the fastest solo rower across the Atlantic. He rowed out of the Marina in Lagos, Portugal just after midnight on February 1st, with the aim of completing the 3800 mile journey from Portugal to Venezuela in under 75 days. The current world record is 96 days.
Stu’s original start date was pencilled in as January 31st, but he was forced to adapt his plan due to wave heights of 0.3m and swell heights at 1.9m. This caused the problem of breaking surf at the Lagos canal entrance, which would have made it difficult for Stu to break away.
The weather and routing team supporting Stu identified a window of time in the early hours of Thursday morning as the ideal time to set off. The high tide coincided with better waves and swell, helping Stu to get a better start on his world record bid.
Stu is facing the challenge of a lifetime in the True Potential Investor Atlantic Row. His hard work and dedication towards this goal has been inspiring. He is aiming to raise funds and awareness for Rock 2 Recovery via the Royal Marines Charity, supporting ex-forces personnel affected by PTSD.
You can help support him by texting ATLC55 £3 to 70070, or donating at justgiving.com/fundraising/atlanticsolostu
Stu’s boat Wallace is equipped with a GPS.