THE EMERGENSEA DUO
Charlie’s dream to row the Atlantic formed whilst she was on a polar expedition in Norway, camping under the Northern lights in -20°C. Whether this was due to mild hypothermia we shall never know, but her next challenge was already on the horizon and plans to race in TWAC started to form. Then COVID-19 hit rocking the boat and causing deferral by a year due to work commitments but in doing so allowed Adam to research sea sickness cures and jump on board; The Emergensea Duo were formed! With a love of water and desire to undertake an extreme mental and physical challenge, this adventurous couple are aiming to set a new mixed pair world record, raise money for frontline medical charities and promote equal participation in ultra-endurance events.
With their minds and bodies already adapted to stress and sleep deprivation they wanted to venture to the edge of their limits, to truly see how far they can go. In doing so they hope to empower others to aspire to seemingly unattainable goals.
Skipper, wife and mastermind behind the Emergensea Duo's record breaking attempt across the Atlantic. Former Royal Naval Reservist, Charlie is a lover of all things Vitamin Sea; happiest on, in or under the water. By day (mostly nights!) Charlie is an Emergency Medicine doctor in Devon, a Research Fellow with the University of Exeter and a Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine Fellow with the Devon Air Ambulance. Her MSc in Extreme Medicine focussed on a specialist interest in physiological and psychological differences between males and females in ultra-endurance events. This will see her using both herself and Adam as a human guinea-pigs during the row to gather more data in this area.
First mate and husband Adam was itching for another adventure, having been rafting and hiking through the Costa Rican Jungle on a research expedition. He is no stranger to endurance having completed an Ironman 70.3, and thrives on stepping out of his comfort zone. By day Adam is also an Emergency Medicine doctor in Devon, a Research Fellow with the University of Exeter and a Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine Fellow with Devon Air Ambulance. He is finishing an MSc in Extreme Medicine with a specialist interest in the prevention of heat illness. Entering this race was the most extreme way Adam could guarantee spending Christmas with Charlie having worked for the last six. Here's to the adventure of a lifetime; in (sea)sickness, health and rowing the Atlantic.