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Neil Blackeby
Hamish Stewart

52 and 50

United Kingdom

Their Journey

Neil is 52 and lives in North Cornwall. He was a firefighter in Windsor for 23 years but returned to the South West where his family have lived for generations.His desire to row across the Atlantic Ocean goes back 40 years to Earl’s Court boat show where, at the age of 10, he met and spent the day with Tom (Moby) Maclean, one of the first ocean rowers and later befriended Peter Bird, another fanatic rower who was tragically lost at sea during an attempt to row the North Pacific. Neil is a keen sailor and has cruised, raced and delivered yachts all over the UK, Ireland and France. He will be taking part in the “Round the island” race, Cowes week and the Impala Nationals at Weymouth this summer. He has been a member of Port Isaac Rowing club for 12 years where he rows and races Cornish pilot gigs and along with Hamish, has taken part in many County and World Championships.

Hamish is 50 and lives in North Cornwall.He has been an enthusiastic member of Port Isaac rowing club for 15 years and has also raced in many Newquay County Championships and World Championships on the Isles of Scilly. He has cruised and raced sailboats with Neil and enjoys most water sports. Hamish first became interested in taking part in an ocean row after discussing the opportunity with Neil several years ago at the Newquay Championships.

Their Charity

We are supporting Little Harbour hospice in St Austell , part of CHSW. This is a local charity that provides amazing care for both children and their families: making the most of short and precious lives. One cannot help but be touched after an open day at the hospice: all the staff are so caring and do an amazing job. They need all the support necessary to continue their incredible work.

Support us support children’s hospice South west.

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