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Minds Matters Rowers hit over 50 days at sea

Solent Mind fundraisers have been at sea for over 50 days as they overcome storms, missed birthdays and technical faults.

Solent Mind fundraisers have now been at sea for over 50 days as they row the Atlantic.

Stu Vince and Craig Sadler have missed Christmas, birthdays, and other landmarks as they fought hard conditions and technical faults after setting off from La Gomera in the Canary Islands on December 12.

The firefighter duo are doing all of this to raise money for Solent Mind, due to their shared experience of mental health battles, and for the Firefighters Charity. You can donate to their efforts here.

As most people were only suffering from an overindulgent Christmas, on December 27th, Craig and Stu were advised to deploy their parachute anchor to stop rowing for 5 days with impending storms.

While most of us were tackling the first week of the New Year, the Minds Matter team were keen to make up for lost time, only to be halted once again; This being the loss of power meaning they would have limited communication with loved ones, and will have to resort to a manual pump to get fresh water.

The most recent missed occasion being the 2nd birthday of Stu’s twins as the 50 day at sea mark was approaching at the end of January.

Despite all this, one of the latest video updates we’ve seen from the team show’s them remaining in high spirits channelling their inner Liam Gallagher with a beautiful rendition of Champagne Supernova:

With just over 700 hundred of the 3,000 nautical miles, you can track the team all the way to Antigua & Barbuda here.

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