The crew getting ready to row across the Indian Ocean
Constance Hotels Experience is delighted to be on the key sponsors of the 3100 rowing race from Australia to Mauritius this year.
In just 6 days time, 11 people are going to undertake the monumental – and potentially record-breaking task of rowing boats across the Indian Ocean.
Sponsor the 3100 team here.
The team plans to row the 3100 miles from Australia to Mauritius in less than 68 days, 19 hours and 40 minutes. The scale of the challenge is immense: only eleven boats have so far successfully completed the crossing. They are also rowing without the usual aid of a support vessel.
Some of Team Indian Ocean 3100
Starting out in Geraldton, Western Australia on 17th April, the expedition will see the four man crew suffer extreme fatigue, mental stress and intense isolation.
They risk crippling sores and the countless dangers involved in crossing a great Ocean in a small open craft. The adventurers will have minimal help from winds and currents, so will need to row in 2 hour shifts for 24 hours a day for almost ten weeks to complete their mission.
Dorset army officer James Kayll who serves with the Light Dragoons will be joined by Tom Kelly, and by brothers Oliver and Ed Wells. Capt Kayll has completed two tours of duty in Afghanistan, and will be raising money for the Light Dragoons and also for the charity set up in memory of a close friend who was killed in action ‚ The Mark Evison Foundation.
Our Communications Manager, Kelly Desiree, said: ‘We are very proud to be supporting such a great challenge and at the same time helping to raise money for two worthwhile charities. We wish the team the very best of luck and look forward to welcoming them to Mauritius at the end of their journey!’