True riches can not be bought

One cannot buy the experience of brave deeds or the friendship of companions to whom one is bound forever by ordeals suffered in common; true friendship itself is an emerald beyond price.

Lt. Col Paddy Blair Mayne DSO


Mission Statement

Row across the Atlantic Ocean as fast as possible.

Raise money & awareness for our chosen charity, West London Zone.

Work with our sponsors to create meaningful partnerships that will add real value to cover costs of the challenge.


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The Challenge

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is the world’s toughest rowing race - over 3,000 miles unaided across the Atlantic Ocean.  More people have reached the summit of Everest or travelled into space than have successfully rowed an ocean.

In December 2019, Fortitude IV will depart La Gomera aiming to be the first team to reach Antigua, having navigated all of the challenges that the Atlantic Ocean can throw at us. 

We have known each other for most of our lives and will draw upon the trust we have in each other during the testing moments we will face during the crossing.  These friendships are supported by a common goal - to make a real difference to the lives of children in poverty in central London.

Our first challenge is to cover our costs, enabling us to buy equipment and pay the entry fees to compete in the challenge, all of which amounts to around £130,000. We will do this by working with corporate sponsors. Put simply, without your support we cannot make this dream a reality.

We would like to offer you the chance to become a partner of the team. You will align yourselves with a driven, passionate and dynamic crew in what is a truly unique event. 

We hope you are excited about the prospect of partnering with us on this epic adventure. We look forward to working with you and finding a sponsorship package that fits your needs.

Thank you for your interest.

Ollie, Hugh, Max and Tom