Brothers Complete Row Across Atlantic Ocean, Raise Money for Cancer Research

03/22/2018


Two British half brothers known as the “Ocean Brothers” recently completed a 3,000 mile unsupported row across the Atlantic in memory of their dad and in support of skin cancer research. Learn more about their incredible journey!

Greg Bailey and Jude Massey lost their father Peter Massey to skin cancer in 2015. Though they were novice rowers, Greg and Jude decided to take on the challenge of crossing the Atlantic Ocean to celebrate their father’s love of the sea.

The pair started from Gran Canaria in Spain and ended in Barbados, totalling 3,000 miles and setting a Guinness World Record. Their trip spanned 53 days and included plenty of challenges along the way. A watermaker aboard the boat broke, requiring the two to hand-pump salt water into fresh drinking water for up to five hours a day starting on day four.

Greg and Jude also relied on a vegan diet, becoming the first to do so while crossing the Atlantic. All in all, the trip was a moving tribute and raised £82,000 for skin cancer research.

Read the story in full from the BBC here.


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