Harry Wentworth-Stanley completes 3,000 miles Atlantic Challenge and breaks record for charity fund raising

23 January 2017

Harry Wentworth-Stanley, from the London Land team, and his team-mates in the Row For James crew have battled gruelling physical conditions to complete the 3,000-mile Talisker Whisky Challenge in 39 days, four hours and 14 minutes. 

The quartet's trans-Atlantic exploits resulted in donations exceeding £550,000 - a race record - which will fund James' Place, a series of non-clinical crisis centres designed to offer support for those with depression.

Harry undertook the challenge to raise awareness of anxiety, depression and suicide after his brother James ended his life on 15th December 2006, aged 21. It was 10 years later to the day that Harry set off on his trans-Atlantic challenge.

The team were greeted by in Antigua’s English Harbour by emotional family and friends.

They had left La Gomera in the Canary Islands on December 14 with their 30ft carbon fibre boat packed full of energy drinks, protein snacks and luxuries such as hot sauce and arrived in Antigua in second place, four days behind Anglo-American foursome Latitude 35.

Harry says: "When we set out on this challenge, aim number one was to raise as much money as possible for this charity and we are completely flabbergasted by how much we raised. To see the money ratcheting up has really spurred us on and secured the future of a much-needed facility, James' Place."

Carsten Heron Olsen, chief executive of race organisers Atlantic Campaigns, said: "The way these guys pushed winners Latitude 35 all the way to the finish line - and an eventual race record - had supporters gripped.

"The Row For James story really epitomises the spirit of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, and the staggering amount they have raised thanks to the enormous generosity of the public is something these four athletes, and everyone connected with them, should be so proud of. Well done."

Please take a moment to read the race blog on their website below which gives you a snapshot of life on board, photographs of their trip and the reasons for undertaking the challenge.  There is still an opportunity to donate.

Picture Credit: Ben Duffy & Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

For more information:

www.rowforjames.com

www.taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge.com

Or Claire Newing, Savills Press Office, 020 7016 3898, Darren Arnold, Savills London Land Team, 020 7409 9926

 
 

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