Worcester Buoys take on Worlds Toughest Row

Two Worcester rowers Matt Bladen and George Filmloe are taking on the worlds toughest row 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

Their journey started when they shook hands and agreed to do the race in memory of their family friend Jack Dyer who died aged 16 in 2020 from Cerebral Palsy. Jack and his family were supported by Acorns Childrens hospice and it is this charity that the “Buoys” are raising money for.

In the past year, Acorns has supported over 704 children and more than 940 families across the West Midlands, including those who have been bereaved.

The Buoys quest began on 12th December and will end after around 3000 miles in Antigua early in 2024. As we write this post on December 20th they are in first position for their category (Pairs). Single rowers and teams are also taking part in the race.

Despite some serious sea sickness at the start of the race and the biggest waves I have ever seen the Buoys are in good spirits and doing well.

Keep going Buoys you are doing a terrific job


You can see more about their story on their website https://www.worcesterbuoys.com/ and you can donate to a very worthy cause at their just giving site https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/worcesterbuoys


You can also track their progress via Instagram or by the official race page