Ocean Brothers shatter their £100,000 target for Skin Cancer
The Ocean Brothers, Greg Bailey and Jude Massey, have successfully completed their 53 days, 3,000-mile row across the Atlantic Ocean in memory of their dad, Peter Massey, who died in 2015 after having suffered from skin cancer for 16 years.
Peter had a “love of the sea” which led the rowers to take on the challenge. Jude and Greg documented their journey as they progressed across the Atlantic and had many people following their unique and exciting adventure on Twitter.
Jude has become a Guinness World Record holder for being the youngest person to cross the Atlantic unsupported and the pair are also the only to do it surviving on a Vegan diet.
Along the way, they encountered many challenging situations, such as hallucinations, being hit in the face by flying fish, extreme back pain from steering and rowing at the same time, a broken watermaker and capsising for 20 min — to name a few. Throughout these challenges, the brothers remained in high spirits and truly enjoyed the rare and unique experience and being immersed in nature.
On Sunday 11th of March, they finally stepped off the boat in Barbados to be greeted by excited and relieved family and friends.
Greg says, “I’m so happy that managed to complete the challenge for the British Skin Foundation in memory of Peter and raise awareness for skin cancer at the same time.”
The brothers dedicated the past 18 months of their life to this amazing challenge, putting in the time to fundraise, raise awareness and secure sponsorship. Their 53 days and 3,000 miles journey from Gran Canaria to Barbados was a massive success in the end as they reached their £100,000 target following their Atlantic row.
A truly inspiring and incredible journey — Congratulations to Jude and Greg, from all of us at Lyte.
To learn more about skin cancer research and to donate, please visit British Skin Foundation Skin Cancer Research