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The Challenge


Geraldton, Western Australia > Port Louis, Mauritius

2 Men, 1 Boat &…

3600 miles | 3 months at sea | hurricane force winds | 50 ft waves

rowing in 2 hour shifts, 24 hours a day

To be the 5th ever pair to have completed the journey


Ocean rowing remains one of the toughest endurance tests known to man, nearly 4000 people have climbed Mount Everest, 536 have been into space yet only 20 rowing boats have crossed the Indian Ocean and only four were pairs!

In April 2017, Doctors Ted Welman and Jack Faulkner will leave from Western Australia on their 84 day expedition to Port Louis, Mauritius as they aim to become the fastest pair to make the 3600 mile journey! The boys will spend nearly 3 months at sea as they burn 8000 calories per day rowing in 2 hour shifts, 24 hours a day for the duration of the crossing. This grueling schedule will see them battle sleep deprivation, hurricane force winds and 50 ft waves! In doing so, they hope to raise £100,000 for Médecins Sans Frontières, a global medical charity which provides much needed emergency medical care in areas affected by conflict, epidemics or natural disasters.


Meet The Crew


Ted and Jack met whilst studying Medicine at Imperial College London. Since graduating they have both worked as junior doctors in South London and plan to pursue careers as surgeons. Both have rowed competitively, Ted during his school career and Jack at university. After 8 years of training and doctoring, they will take on this massive challenge, push themselves to the limit whilst raising £100,000 for Médecins Sans Frontières

Ted Welman

Ted Welman

Doctor

Age: 26
Height: 6ft 1
Current Location: London

Jack Faulkner

Jack Faulkner

Doctor

Age: 26
Height: 5ft 10
Current Location: London

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

 A Truly Global Medical Charity



Working as doctors in UK Hospitals has given us an appreciation of the importance of first responders and emergency healthcare in times of crisis. In the UK we are incredibly lucky to have such a comprehensive health service, free at the point of delivery and available to everyone who needs it. History has shown that natural disasters and conflicts that devastate local communities, often occur in areas with the least access to medical resources. MSF helps people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to those affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from healthcare. They place highly skilled medical staff, logisticians and water and sanitation experts into disaster zones with their medics carrying out over 8 million patient consultations every year. Their network of aid workers and supplies around the world mean they can quickly respond to disasters. Indeed, after the Haiti earthquake, they treated their first patient within three minutes. MSF was founded in 1971 on the belief that all people have the right to medical care regardless of gender, race, religion, creed or political affiliation, and that the needs of these people outweigh respect for national boundaries. MSF has since opened offices in 28 countries and employs more than 30,000 people across the world. Since its foundation, MSF has treated over a hundred million patients


 

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