'The Reason Why' is now off to take
part in the 2009 Atlantic Rowing Race with new owners
Jim Houlton and Paul Milnthorpe, racing under the name
of 'The Atlantic Vets'. Jim and Paul will be raising
money for 'FARM-Africa' and 'WaterAid', and their website
We wish them good luck in their forthcoming
Left and Right
and Steve handing over a cheque for £24,000
to Cornwall Hospice Care, with CHC representatives
Jane Appleton and Aimee Medlin holding crossed
Left and Right
for a couple of last photos with their Atlantic
Ocean rowing boat
Left and Right
Reason Why' all hitched up and leaving
video below, courtesy of Roger Haines, showing 'The Reason Why' just
leaving La Gomera at the start of the 2007 Woodvale
Atlantic Rowing Race.
25th May 2008:- Good
news - it looks like 'The Reason Why' may have a
new owner and is off to sea again! Obviously the
sale is due to a thorough marine survey so fingers crossed
she passes with flying colours - no reason why not as
she is a great little boat.
May 2008 - Any budding ocean rowers out there
interested in buying a fully equipped atlantic
rowing boat complete with its own trailer???
so, 'The Reason Why' is now up for sale. Contact
Paul Harris for more details on:- 07989 986263
25th April 2008 - Good news!
'The Reason Why' has returned to Cornwall today. Paul
left home last night, with son Jake for company, and
drove through the night to Newark, collected the boat,
then drove home again today. (See photos)
The boat is in pretty
good order - more than can be said about the contents!
The best place for the left-over Pot Noodles,
Go-Bars and dried food etc is in the nearest bin! As
for the clothes that were in a sweaty and smelly
state at the end of the row, have since been left to
'ferment' since the end of January in the Antiguan heat,
followed by several weeks in a shipping container ........
well, best they join the Pot Noodles in the wheelie
What now for 'The Reason Why'? Well,
we have a few people who are interested in buying her
in order to take part in the 2009 Atlantic Rowing Race.
So she will be cleaned out and then hopefully
sold on to the next brave soles who decide to take on
the challenge of living on Mo for weeks on end beneath
the Grinning Turk, perhaps with
their own Gus for company!
We will keep you updated when we have
April 2008:- 'The Reason Why' is due to arrive
back in the UK within the next couple of weeks. We
have already had several people who have shown interest
in buying her which is great news. Once she has
been sold, we will be able to let you all know how much
money has been raised for Cornwall Hospice Care. Donations
are still coming in which is fantastic so if you haven't
donated yet and would like to, please do so - it's not
too late. We will keep you updated as and when
we have further news.
ROWERS CONQUER ATLANTIC OCEAN
Newspaper - 7th February 2008
Zennor Gig Club rowers Steve Gardner and Paul Harris have joined the
ranks of an elite club of sportsmen after completing a mammoth 2,936-mile
cross-Atlantic charity race. According to Steve, who at 51 was the oldest
competitor, more people have climbed Mount Everest and been into space than have
rowed across an ocean. Supporters lined English Harbour in Antigua waving
distress flares and sounding klaxons to guide the pair through the last few
strokes of their gruelling journey. As they stepped onto dry land they
became the 200th crew to successfully row across an ocean.