Former Royal Marine. Professional Yacht Captain and film maker, Mick has rowed across the Atlantic Ocean twice and is in the Guinness book of records as the skipper of the first and only rowing boat to cross the North Pacific, from Japan to San Francisco. He completed this 7,000 mile row with his friend Chris Martin in November 2009.
The story of their epic six and a half month adventure was told in the Discovery Channel’s production, ‘Rowing the Pacific,’ first broadcast in 2011. Mick has project managed and executed five ocean rowing projects and is vastly experienced in all aspects of planning, preparation and execution for Extreme Ocean based expeditions.
Former Royal Marine. Currently employed as a security guard, Steve has finally come to terms with the fact that over a number of years he has increasingly been affected by the symptoms of PTSD, a situation he feels may be relate back to his experiences both in the Falkland war and tours of Northern Ireland. He is currently undergoing full diagnosis and treatment for this condition.
Mick and Steve have been friends since their time serving together in the Royal Marines. They returned to the islands together for the first time since 1982 in November of last year 2013.
Mick believes that the immense challenge of this joint Kayaking project will provide the ideal opportunity to help Steve to confront and overcome his issues. The structure and purpose of such a challenging and demanding undertaking and all it will involve will provide the perfect motivation for Steve to finally and fully, successfully deal with his problems.