Travelling across the Atlantic Ocean can be stressful in any vessel, now imagine doing it in a row boat.
Solo rower Andrew Abrahams is rowing across the Atlantic Ocean to raise money for children’s cancer research. Mr Abrahams has now been on the water for 37 days, while you were enjoying Christmas lunch Andrew was rowing across the ocean alone.
Now overnight storms are pushing rowers to the limit, they are facing down 18-foot swells and severe winter weather.
In the latest update on the Adventure 4 a cure website, Andrew was knocked overboard this morning but managed to pull himself back on board despite the odds being against him.
Mr Abrahams is going well and ready to tackle the rest of the journey, despite a harrowing 24 hours and a damp bed.
Logan Mayor Pam Parker had high praise for Mr Abrahams quest.
“More than a man-versus-wild adventure, Andrew and his fellow rowers are raising money to support vital research into children’s cancer,” she said.
Mayor Parker urged everyone to get behind Mr Abrahams and his cause.
“I urge my fellow residents to rally behind Andrew and help him meet his fundraising target – together we can go some way to helping better understand childhood cancer.”
Mr Abrahams is on track to become the fastest Australian to row solo across the Atlantic
As of today (Friday, 10 January) Mr Abrahams is approximately 830 nautical miles from the finish line, in fourth place.
You can leave messages of support of the Adventure 4 a cure Facebook page.
Donations can be made online via www.adventure4acure.com/donations.