21 Dec 2018
HullWiper is proudly supporting the Dubai-based syndicate Row4Ocean’s bid to complete an endurance-testing journey from Dakar in Senegal to Paramaribo in Suriname, whilst spreading an important marine preservation message.
Row4Ocean is the initiative of Patrick Bol, syndicate owner and skipper rower of the high-tech trimaran ‘Year of Zayed’, in collaboration with global trade enabler DP World. Patrick will lead a team consisting of Andrew Ruinoff, Lewis Knollman and Matt Wilds as they row 2,300NM across the Atlantic.
Through the challenge and along the way, they will raise awareness about ocean pollution by collecting daily water samples and sending them for analysis back in Dubai. They will also attempt to break four world records: the first multihull to row across the Trade Winds 2 route continent to continent; the first to cross the Atlantic under 27 days; the fastest Atlantic crossing with an average speed over 3.7 knots; and most consecutive days rowed over 100 nautical miles a day.
HullWiper’s Laurance Langdon says: “We are advocates of environmental sustainability, and in particular our oceans. That’s why the vision behind this epic rowing challenge – to raise awareness and collect sea samples to measure plastic pollution – chimes with us.”
The ‘Year of Zayed’ in Dakar earlier this month and set off on their crossing attempt on 14 December. They are, due to arrive in Paramaribo on 7 January, after rowing an average of 14 hours a day.
To track the team's progress and find out more, visit www.row4ocean.com
Photo credit: Louay Habib