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Oar Blimey Rowers Back on Dry Land



Congratulations to George Nelson and Russell Davis who have successfully rowed 3,500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

 

The two novice adventurers from Mansfield in Nottinghamshire rowed their boat across the world’s second largest ocean in a challenge dedicated to people who live with dementia in their lives.

 

The men, who set off from Portugal on their independent and unsupported journey on December 1 last year, took 98 days to reach Antigua in the Caribbean.

 

Known as Oar Blimey, the brothers-in-law took on the epic challenge of a lifetime to raise £250,000 for the charities Our Dementia Choir and Ladybrook Enterprises.


The duo twice capsized and were often hampered by unseasonal winds blowing ‘in the wrong direction’, as well as suffering equipment failure, but reached the finish line to a rapturous welcome from family, friends and massive millionaire’s superyachts sounding their horns.



Go to https://www.facebook.com/oarblimey to watch a Facebook Live video of them completing the marathon challenge.


Living with Disability also spoke to George and Russell before they set-off and you can read the full story behind the pair’s brave endeavour online in the current issue of Living with Disability.



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