Former Stocksfield Scout, Stephen Harpin, is joining a crew of eight in early November to attempt to beat the 32 day world record for rowing across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Barbados – a distance of 2598 nautical miles!
He is raising money for the new hut – please sponsor him.
Once the boat leaves the safety of the harbour, the team will be on their own and at the mercy of the elements. We hope that Stephen will be able to make use of all the experiences he gained through Scouting to ensure that he and his colleagues make it safely across the Atlantic.
We will keep you updated about his progress.
Background image released into the Public Domain by Bruce Emmerling