Jonathan Davies – 43
Inspired by the endeavours of past competitors I have dreamt of competing in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge for several years, finally finding a group of like-minded friends with which to take on this enormous undertaking. Cornish born, I have a passion the outdoors and water sports. A keen amateur lobster fisherman, surfer, open water swimmer and pilot gig rower I am used to spending time in and around the sea but not for 45-55 days in a small boat in the middle of the Atlantic!
After serving for 6 years in the British Army as a Captain in the Royal Engineers I decided to return to Cornwall with my wife. I retrained as a Doctor and now work as a GP in Falmouth.
I enjoy travel and have ‘bagged’ all the continents. Highlights include medical volunteer work in a remote rural health post in Nepal as well as a rather rough trip across the Southern Ocean to Antarctica. I have competed in several endurance events including Iron-Man competitions and ultra-marathons.
I expect the biggest challenge during the race will be spending time apart from my wife and three children…but I hope the money raised for Children’s Hospice Southwest and The Urology foundation as well as the after party in English Harbour, will make up for it!
Andrew ‘Bez’ Berry – 48
Originally from Burnley, Lancashire. I now live in Cornwall with my wife and two wonderful children. In recent years I have started to enjoy endurance events; including cycling from London to Paris in 24 hours, and cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats. I am incredibly competitive and I love a challenge. I am at the stage of my life when I want to stretch myself physically and mentally to the max. Rowing across The Atlantic is the ultimate challenge!
With a great team, each with a unique set of skills, means we can not only win but seriously challenge the record for the fastest four person crossing!
Andy Grant – 40
Commercial Mariner, Restaurateur, Businessman & Chef; Cornishman Andy, grew up in Mawnan Smith near the Helford River.
Alex fawcett – 38
The Atlantic rowing challenge has been on my bucket list for a few years now when out of nowhere came a phone call along the lines of, ‘fancy rowing the Atlantic?’. My response – ‘um, er, OK, who with, when, you what!?’. As a late addition to the team I feel very appreciative of being on an adventure of a life time.