With so many different aspects to organising an ocean row, finding a range of generous supporters is essential to the success of a campaign. New to the sport of Ocean Rowing, OAR Project is delighted to announce that Thomas Gunn Navigation Services (TGNS) has joined us as a Bronze sponsor.TGNS is more used to supplying the shipping industry with navigational charts and publications, and supplies the world’s largest shipping companies with digital and paper charts and publications to ensure safe passage around the globe. MD Thomas Gunn met UK Project Manager, Rachel, when she worked at the UK Hydrographic Office a couple of years ago and captivated by the idea of such a tiny boat crossing a huge ocean, he was more than happy to support The OAR Project. TGNS are providing financial support and a complete range of marine charts and publications to help Andrew and Roz to navigate safely from leaving port in St John’s, all the way to Bristol.
Overboard manufactures waterproof bags and cases, fit for the worst that any ocean can throw at them. They’ve previously sponsored one of Dom Mee’s rowing challenges, the Atlantic Rowing Challenge for Breast Cancer Careand the Ocean Angels, so the kit is well proven in such a tough environment and comes highly recommended. No matter what kind of activity you’re participating in, Overboard will have a product to suit you and protect your kit whatever the weather and conditions. Overboard are kindly providing a range of waterproof bags and pouches, iPod cases and headphones for Andrew and Roz, who will be feeding back information to Overboard about how well the products cope with the might of the North Atlantic.
Easirider are long standing supporters of ocean rowing and many an ocean rowers ‘rear end’ has Easirider to thank for a slightly more comfortable ride! Easirider produces made-to-measure sheepskin seats, normally for cars and motorcycles, but also for ocean rowing boat seats. On this occasion, Easirider has produced 3 seat covers each for Andrew and Roz, which should help to get them across the North Atlantic with an element (however small) of luxury!