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HELLO!

Welcome to our journey so far

The story behind the Emergensea Duo

WHERE DID IT ALL START

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Rowing the impossible

Blame Charlie…


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!

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With a love of water and desire to undertake an extreme mental and physical challenge, this adventurous couple are aiming to set a new  world record, raise money for frontline medical charities and promote equality in ultra-events.

IT GOES DEEPER THAN

Rowing
the Atlantic

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.

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Why Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

Their sights are firmly set on breaking the mixed pairs record.
Additionally they will use the row to further their research into female performance in ultra-endurance events where they are equalling or outperforming male counterparts. Promoting equal participation in ultra-endurance events.

MEET THE CREW

Two Doctors

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Charlie

Skipper | Emergency Medicine Doctor | Wife

The 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.

Photo credit: Jo Cunningham

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Adam

First Mate | Emergency Medicine Doctor | 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. Adam has also gained his MSc in Extreme Medicine with a focus 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.

Photo credit: Jo Cunningham

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WE NEED YOUR HELP

Donate to
our campaign

We need donations to help with getting us to the start line so we can race to the finish line and hopefully secure the mixed pair world record.

Our Charities

We have chosen frontline medical charities that are close to our hearts, that represent saving lives by air, land and sea.

 

Help us reach our target to raise £100,000 for the frontline medical charities that are close to our hearts.

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