Managing Director Mike Burton has teamed up with friend and fellow sailing associate from the 2010 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Tom Salt to take part in the toughest rowing race on earth. Together they will brave the elements and take Locura, a six meter ocean rowing boat across the Atlantic.
One hundred percent of all money raised will be gifted to the “Generous Hearts Foundation” in Romania to benefit the living conditions of orphans, some of which have mental and physical handicaps. Tom and Mike visited several of these orphanages in early 2013 where they were able to see at first hand the desperate needs of these disadvantaged children.
The race begins on December 2 and Mike and Tom’s 3000 mile journey and progress can be followed throughout the row. More people have been to space or climbed Mount Everest than have rowed the Atlantic, and the company says this is a unique test of physical and psychological endurance living for between 40 and 90 days in nothing more than a rowing boat.
“Since signing for the race eight months ago it has been a constant challenge in preparing for the task ahead, selecting a boat, daily training and sourcing the equipment and electronics needed to see us across the Atlantic safely,” says Mike Burton. All of this combined with our day to day jobs that keep us 100% busy at the best of times. Once again, I will be leaving AB Graphic International for a sustained time, but happy in the knowledge that I have simply the best team any one could ask for supporting the business in my absence.”
To learn more about the charity, follow Mike and Tom’s progress or make a donation visit www.locurarowstheatlantic.co.uk.