The Atlantic Ocean

The crew making the Atlantic crossing are Billy, Alex, Scott and Liz. Liz is living with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease. 

The Skipper

Billy Taylor

Billy started ocean rowing challenges in 2014 after finding out his childhood friend had been diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease. He has rowed across the Pacific and Indian Oceans, the Mediterranean and the English Channel, all of which have been to raise awareness of YOPD.

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The Novice

Alex Mason

Alex is a multi-discipline adventurer, she has walked over 9,400 miles around the world, spent 6 months in the saddle cycle touring through Australia and Indonesia, and she has summited a few mountains. Alex has limited experience on the water but is keen to see if her arms work as well as her legs.

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The Able Seaman

Scott Butler

Self professed adventurer, aspiring author and actual firefighter… Scott is on a mission to complete a massive bucket list! With a string of fundraising adventures under his belt including a solo row across the Black Sea, he brings experience and enthusiasm to the crew!

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The Scouser

Liz Dennett

Liz was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2014, 5 weeks before her 44th birthday. Since then Liz has been raising awareness to try and show people that a diagnosis doesn’t mean the end of your life. Liz has always been a keen runner and has completed many marathons in her time. She has also taken up paddle boarding and competes in Canicross, Bikejor and dog triathlon events.

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The Indian Ocean

The crew making the Indian crossing are Billy, Alex, John and Rachel. John is living with PTSD.

The Skipper

Billy Taylor

Billy started ocean rowing challenges in 2014 after finding out his childhood friend had been diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease. He has rowed across the Pacific and Indian Oceans, the Mediterranean and the English Channel, all of which have been to raise awareness of YOPD.

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The Ex-Novice

Alex Mason

Alex is a multi-discipline adventurer, she has walked over 9,400 miles around the world, spent 6 months in the saddle cycle touring through Australia and Indonesia, and she has summited a few mountains. Alex has limited experience on the water but is keen to see if her arms work as well as her legs.

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The Entertainer

John Haskell

After acquiring an old wooden boat that was an exhibit in Swansea maritime museum and totally rebuilding it, John successfully rowed across the Atlantic Ocean as one of a pair. He has two teenage children and believes the most important role in life is being the best dad that he can be and hopefully inspiring them and others.

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The Medic

Rachel Hearn

Rachel has over 12 years experience working for the ambulance service and is an NHS Paramedic. She has spent the last few years travelling as much as possible to visit 30 countries before turning 30 and in her spare time she enjoys lots of hobbies including paddleboarding, kayaking and swimming.

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Reserve crew / land crew

Things can change very quickly and it is important to have people who are able to step in at the last minute. All of these people are fully involved in the project and will be supporting us all the way until we are back on land!

The Helmsman

Howard Ramm

Howard was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s Disease in Aug 2015. After realising that his Parkinson’s combined with a demanding job left little energy and focus for his young family he decided to leave his 21 year career at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution at the end of 2017. A lover of the sea and the outdoors, he now spends much of his time being a father to his two young children, motorcycling, cycling and surfing.

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The Ethical Compass

Jonathan Maguire

Jon is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and has filmed in some of the remotest locations all over the world. He is a mental-health and wellbeing ambassador and wants to inspire others to believe, that with the right mindset and self-belief, anything is possible.

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The Environmentalist

Clare Moody

Clare rowed for many years in Cambridge in the 1990’s and managed to fit in an Atlantic crossing by yacht in the 1992 ARC rally. She loves climbing and riding her horse. Her passion is the positive power of nature and is a mum to 2 teenagers.

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The Water Baby

Cazz Lander

An adventure athlete, Cazz has rowed across the Pacific Ocean, swum the English Channel and run multiple ultra-marathons. She’s currently a team rider for Loco SUP, paddleboard racing in the UK and Europe and can 100% confirm she’s happiest when on the water!

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The Social Media Voice

Barry Hayes

After rowing across the Pacific and Indian Oceans, Barry is staying on terra firma this year to be our man on the ground. He will be keeping everyone up to date through our social channels.