The team at Pelorus are incredibly proud of Latitude 35’s achievement. Having caught up in early January to hear his stories from the mid-Atlantic, we were excited to chat to Jimmy this week, having had a week or so to reflect and recuperate.
You already have a huge appreciation for our oceans and raised important funds for The Pelorus Foundation. Has your outlook on marine conservation changed at all, having now rowed across part of our largest and most crucial ecosystem?
I now have even greater respect for the oceans and mother nature having spent 36 days at sea and been on such a small boat. The power of the ocean is second to none and you are very much at her peril. The biodiversity that exists within the ocean is awe-inspiring and some of the amazing sights we experienced from wildlife to environmental factors were just incredible.
Four men rowing across the Atlantic ocean on a 28ft boat, you must know each other inside out! What else, other than a strong bond got you through each day?
Mental preparation is absolutely key and we did a lot of work as a team on this. Understanding each of our touch points, the strengths and weaknesses we all had and having open communication between each other. My wife, Thea, gave me an envelope when I left that had 59 letters enclosed for me to read throughout the crossing, these were incredibly powerful and motivational for me and came from family, friends and colleagues.