We are two women on a mission to see just how far we can push ourselves while supporting two incredible charities.
Believers in the power of sport to transform body and mind, we have chosen to support the Youth Sport Trust and London Youth Rowing who work to promoting the importance of sport in the development of young people.
With Victoria's rowing background and Saf's military expertise, we are determined to break the world record for the fastest female pair, set in 2018.
Victoria has been involved in rowing since she was 10 when she was first thrown in a tub single during summer holidays in her family's home town of Sneem in Co. Kerry, Ireland. Being the 5th generation of rower in her family she didn't really have a choice!
Having competed at National Championships, major Head races and qualifying for Henley Women's regatta several times, she is no stranger to competitive rowing....although over a slightly shorter distance than the Atlantic!
Saf learned to row in 2007 but her rowing aspirations were put on hold when she started at Sandhurst followed by a tour in Afghanistan. Saf came back to rowing in 2018 when she joined Vesta, coached by Victoria.
Her 12 years serving in the British Army brings a wealth of organisational and leadership skills to the crew.
Angela started off as Victoria's partner for the row but is now embarking on a whole different adventure...motherhood! She will act as our official admin support both in the lead up and during the race.
Perhaps the biggest challenge for us was getting some sort of decent photographs! This is where Mel came in, providing our fabulous headshots and official crew photos. Check out her work at https://melbrownstudios.co.uk/
Our logo and brand will be a key part of our campaign and so we are incredibly lucky to have the help of Kathryn! She has produced our logo, helped us with the layout of our website and will be invaluable when we start branding up our kit and boat.