Junior NHS Doctor, Greg Bailey (28) and his half-brother Jude Massey (19) are due to complete their 3,000 mile unsupported Atlantic Ocean row for the British Skin Foundation.
The pair set off on the 18th January from Gran Canaria and headed for Barbados with the aim to raise £100,000 for skin cancer research in memory of their father, Peter Massey who suffered with skin cancer until his passing in 2015.
After 53 days at sea, the brothers are due to arrive in Port St. Charles on Sunday, 11th March to a small reception of family and friends including their mother, Alexandra Massey.
Furthermore, if successful, Jude will be the youngest man to have rowed any ocean in a pair and will hold a Guinness World Record.
“The British Skin Foundation is incredibly lucky to have such determined and dedicated fundraisers as Greg and Jude,” said Matthew Patey, CEO, British Skin Foundation. “They have tackled every challenge thrown at them by the Atlantic Ocean with true courage,” he added. “The incredible amount of money they have raised [£78,000 and counting] will fund skin cancer research to find cures and treatments for future patients. Your dad would have been very proud.”
The courageous pair are due back in their native Lymington on Friday 30th March courtesy of P&O Cruises on the Britannia, which leaves Barbados on Saturday 17th March.
Their challenge has attracted support from HRH Princess Alexandra (the patron of the British Skin Foundation) plus Bear Grylls, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Andrew Triggs-Hodge OBE, Sir Ben Ainslie, James Cracknell OBE, Rob Da Bank and Chris Evans.
For further information on Greg and Jude’s challenge, please visit: oceanbrothers.co.uk