On Friday Ian spoke to Stuart and Natalie on the Heart breakfast show with the tune We are Sailing playing in the background. Ian explained that the winds had picked up a little then died away again however; the crew continue to lift their spirits with all the setbacks. He went onto say “the world record is the cream on the cake but the main thing is getting across the ocean and if we can do some good on the way, raise some money and inspire other people to do stuff, then that will be a massive result”! Listen to the full interview here.
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Whilst the speed has not been as good as the team had wished for overnight, it was great to hear Simon in good form on this morning’s Heart breakfast show with Stuart and Natalie. To hear the reason why he was tied up and chucked over the boat and who he thinks he is in competition with for Rear of the Year listen to the full interview here.
The team are supporting the Heart charity – Have a Heart supporting ChildLine – and donations can be made via their Donation website which can be accessed here…The team are hoping to raise above £3000 by the journey’s end.
“The crew are bearing up, we are still fighting for every mile and at the moment we are dropping a little bit behind world record pace every day which is difficult to take on board mentally” said Ian when speaking with Stuart and Natalie on the Heart breakfast show this morning. On a lighter note Natalie asked about the revealing picture on twitter yesterday to which Ian explained “mark is regularly wanting to take photo’s, I think Simon had been out in the sun a bit too long and decided he would go into his male modelling poses”. Natalie hinted that a calendar should be in the making! Listen to the full interview here.
Ian thought a large proportion of the crew would be up for making a calendar if it helps raise money for the Have a Heart appeal supporting Childline. You can also help now and donate here.
Mark had just woken up before his next shift on the oars and took the time to speak with Stuart and Natalie on the Heart breakfast show. He had some exciting news this morning “the team have just gone under the 1000 nm marker, something we have been looking forward to for a long time, that’s a huge milestone so we can now start counting down”. Mark talked about how the bottoms were coping with the constant rowing, that they are taking care of themselves as best they can and how they are not wearing much clothing due to the heat, a cheeky Natalie replied “these are the pictures we want to see”! Listen to the full interview here
“We have just not had the weather be our best friend we needed, but we still in touching distance on setting a new world record” said Ian on this morning’s Heart breakfast show with Stuart and Natalie. The last few days the seas have been calm, the temperature extremely hot and the crew of Sara G are having to battle for every mile.
Ian also went onto say, how he keeps going, aches and pains and how the sea comes to life at night for entertainment. Listen to the full interview here.
The team are continuing to raise money for the Heart charity – Have a Heart supporting Childline – and donations can be made via their donation website which can be accessed here.
So the conditions haven’t improved that much…well at all really…so says Ian Rowe via his call to Heart Breakfast with Stuart & Natalie. Thay aren’t able to eat enough at the moment and the brutality of the odyssey is really hitting home. Listen to the interview here and please pledge your support via twitter@AtlanticOdyssey and via donations.