More people have been to space 
than have rowed an ocean solo

What is - What's GREAT about this?

We want to share our 'What's GREAT about this?' tour to students and businesses around the UK, focusing on the power of adventure, mental fitness, our planet, planning and resilience.  Victoria will tailor make her talk specific to the audience and ensure it is age appropriate at all times and targeted to your specific situation. 

Whilst the over riding message is about the language we use inside our own head, when we ask better questions we get better results.  This strategy can be used in any aspect of life. 

Please join Victoria for a unique conversation which will leave you asking better questions of yourself and your own situation, every day.

 

But WHY else I am doing this?  We'll I'm fascinated by which is the most challenging - Rowing the Atlantic or Rowing around Great Britain?


Whether you do it solo or as part of a team both are undoubtedly challenging in their own way.  Both of these routes are often talked about as being the 'toughest of rows', but in reality, which is tougher?

Well, they have different characteristics: 
The Atlantic is lonely, surrounded with miles upon miles of ocean and after a few hours from the start I'm unlikely to see anyone again until I reach the other side. I will be at the mercy of the weather, my equipment, my supplies and my mindset - how will I cope? Row, eat, sleep and repeat - for somewhere between 45 and 100 days.


And what if something goes wrong? I may well be days away from anyone being able to help!
The challenges are enormous, quite literally with 40 ft waves, rowing through storms, capsizing, equipment failure, fire on board, run over by passing ships or even marlin strikes and my biggest fear; going overboard to clear sealife from the bottom of the boat!!!

A row around Great Britain is a whole other challenge, shorter at about 200 miles, yet constantly at the mercy of the tides, the weather, the shoreline and my mindset, can I handle being able to see land yet not touch it?

 
Am I strong enough to keep on rowing before the tides take against me, am I smart enough to know when to push on and when to hunker down and take shelter from the inevitable storms.  Can I read the weather and tides enough to navigate around safely?

 

I'm looking forward to answering ALL those questions and deciding for myself which is the TOUGHEST challenge of the two, in addition, I hope to INSPIRE others to improve their mental fitness through adventure.