Since setting out from Christchurch Harbour on 7 May, the crew of the UK Charity Row have covered an incredible 1,422 miles around the UK coastline in a 26-year-old Australian Surf Boat.
They now have just two more days of rowing to reach Bournemouth on time for the Air Festival, where their adventure ends.
The statistics for this extraordinary journey are impressive with an average of six hours rowing a day, covering 25 miles a day with a top speed of 7 knots.
Equally impressive is the story behind the adventure – how the life-changing journey that the crew are undertaking will make a real difference to families and communities facing tough times. As they have rowed the challenging waters around the UK coastline, the crew have been helping to fund vital support services provided by The Royal Marines Association and The Wessex Cancer Trust.
“I can’t remember a day when I haven’t been rowing,” says Mark Green as the adventure draws to a close.
“This has been an incredible once in a life time experience, and I feel honoured to have been given the opportunity,” reflects Steen Stones.
In a fitting finale, the four-man crew – Steen Stones, Ellis Haggard, Sean Leddy and Mark Green, will row the last few miles of their challenge to be welcomed ashore by the Royal Marines during Bournemouth Air Show on Thursday 20 August.