Harry Wentworth-Stanley's 3,000 mile Atlantic challenge

20 December 2016

Harry Wentworth-Stanley, from the London Development Land Team has departed for a 3 month-long expedition of a lifetime.

Harry in conjunction with 3 friends will be undertaking the Talisker Atlantic Challenge which is a 3,000 miles unsupported row from La Gomera in the Canary Islands across the Atlantic to Antigua.  Harry departed on the 15th December and the row is scheduled to take circa 5-6 weeks.

The voyage is widely considered to be one of the toughest challenges on the planet, pushing those who attempt it to their limits. To this day, many more people have climbed Everest, reached the North Pole or ventured into space than have successfully rowed the Atlantic.

On 15th December 2006, at the age of 21, Harry’s brother, James, made the tragic decision to end his life and 10 years to the day Harry undertook the challenge for the James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund (JWSMF) to raise awareness of anxiety, depression and suicide amongst young people and to tackle the shocking statistic that suicide is the largest cause of death amongst young men in the UK.

To date Harry and his crew members have raised just over £400,000.

To find out more information about the row and the RowForJames charity go to:   www.rowforjames.com