Heads Together and Row: Day 32

12 January 2019

Heads Together and Row: Day 32

It’s day 32 and the team have rowed an impressive 54 nautical miles in the last 24 hours. Having been at sea for more than a month now and with less than half way to go, the crew are feeling positive about the second half of the race and countdown to Antigua.

In honour of the crew reaching the one month milestone, Henley’s very own Mark Swain, has written a poem for the team which was inspired by their journey so far.

To Our Friends Atlantic

I thought of you the other day, rowing ‘cross the ocean,
Feeling sore from wear and tear, and Justin needing lotion.

Reading Toby’s captain’s log, the journey sounds absurd,
When you chat to Rufus, and your friend called Betty Bird?!

Halfway through an epic trip, four peeps in a tub,
Eating loads of chocolate, and your rehydrated grub.

Wondering if you’re fed up yet, of black sky turning blue,
And broken sleep that’s never long, or just an hour (or two?).

We see you’re not surprisingly, impatient (pretty eager),
To hoist the flag at half way through, that says “next stop Antigua!”

But more than almost anything, while sitting warm and snug,
I’m full of admiration, and I’ve sent this verbal hug.

To wish you all the very best, Heads Together and Row,
For safe and sound and happy times, with not so far to go.

You can listen to a podcast of Mark in conversation with Heads Together and Row, recorded just before the start of the race, in which they discuss the challenges which lay ahead and the resilience research project they are participating in with Henley.

As of 1600 GMT on day 32, here’s how the team are getting on:

Position: 17 degrees 58.78 N, 042 degrees 36.31 W

Speed/Direction: 2.4 knots @ 253 degrees

Distance rowed: 1620 Nautical Miles (1864 Miles)

Distance to go: 1097 Nautical Miles (1263 Miles)

12th in Fours crews

15th overall

Henley Business School is working with Heads Together and Row on a research project looking at individual and team resilience. Click here to find out more.

Visit the Heads Together and Row website to find out how you can support the team.

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