Trio of brothers to row 3,000 miles across Atlantic to raise money for wildlife

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Brothers Felix, Louis, and Finn Ambrose (left to right) alongside their boat
Brothers Felix, Louis, and Finn Ambrose (left to right) alongside their boat

A TRIO of brothers are set to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic to raise money for a wildlife conservation charity - and beat their dad's crossing time.

Louis Ambrose, 26, and his brothers Felix, 25, and Finn, 23, are set to take on one of their toughest challenges together as they complete the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge 2022.

The New Forest trio will be rowing 3,000 miles from La Gomera to Antigua, in support of wildlife conservation charity, Tusk.

In 2003, their father, Hugo, completed the Atlantic row in 59 days.

The boys are hoping to beat their dad's time by completing the row in just 40 days.

The brothers, who will be rowing under the team name Ambrose Buoys, will be rowing 24 hours a day, two hours on, two hours off, taking it in turns to row, eat, sleep, and carry out essential boat maintenance.

“We are three brothers who share an affinity for the outdoors and we see this as the perfect test," Felix said.

"In 2003, we were exposed to the enormity of this challenge as our father completed the Woodvale Atlantic Rowing Race - in those days it was named something else - as part of a pair."

“Hearing stories about the endeavour, witnessing firsthand the toll it took and experiencing the atmosphere at the finish line has done little to quell our curiosity.

"In fact, as children, we were so confident that we would not only take on the challenge but also surpass our father’s time of 59 days, that we made a bet with him - £5.”

While beating their dad is half the motivation, the other half is of course to raise money for wildlife conservation charity, Tusk.

Finn spent nine months working in the conservation lodges in Africa.

He said: “The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has not only created a huge challenge for conservation, but has highlighted how connected we are to the natural world, and illustrated just how delicate that web is.

"From the oceans we sail on, through the habitats that provide the air we breathe, to the estimated 10 million plant and animal species that share our planet, there has never been a more crucial time to fight for the protection of all life on earth.

"In Africa, one of the most biodiverse areas on our planet, the relentless impact of the pandemic threatens to undo decades of conservation progress."

To find out more about the Ambrose Buoys or follow their journey, head to https://ambrosebuoys.com/ and follow along on their Instagram - @ambrosebuoys.

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