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 aim is to raise £250,000 for West London Zone Charity. We have made a good start but still have a long way to go. If you would like to donate to the charity and help us raise this money, please click on the Donate button below.

Thank you.

Ollie, Hugh, Max and Tom