Ocean Brothers set sail on 3,000 mile Atlantic Ocean row for British Skin Foundation

Half-brothers Greg Bailey (27) and Jude Massey (18) have set off on a 3,000 mile challenge to row across the Atlantic Ocean. They left the harbour in Gran Canaria on 18th January 2018 at 6.00am and are headed for Barbados. 

Greg & Jude

The brothers are aiming to raise £100,000 for skin cancer research in memory of their stepdad/dad Peter Massey, who suffered from the disease for 16 years before passing away in 2015. 

Greg & Jude are taking on the row completely unsupported after a year of training and fundraising. They expect to take approximately eight weeks – hurricane dependent – to make the crossing. 

Both novice rowers, their training has prepared them for all eventualities including bad weather, capsize, large sea-life and technical failure. If successful, Jude will be the youngest man to row any ocean in the world and will become a Guinness World Record holder. They also hope to be the first vegans to complete the crossing. 

Jude says, “This challenge means so much to us. If we can stop another family from suffering like ours has, then it’ll all be worth it. We want to make dad proud.”

Junior doctor Greg adds, “It’s not just about the money for skin cancer research, but also raising the awareness of checking and protecting the skin from a young age. We have copious amounts of sunscreen and UV protective clothing for our voyage.”

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