Around Britain rowers at Hartlepool RNLI

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Two around Britain rowers rowed into Hartlepool recently. Married doctors Charlie Fleury and Adam Baker also known as the 'Emergensea Duo' began a new challenge rowing around the UK just three months after completing an epic 3,000-mile journey across the Atlantic.

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Charlie Fleury and Adam Baker pictured at Hartlepool.
On the 22nd May 2022 Adam and Charlie who are both 32 year old Emergency Medicine doctors departed from Tower Bridge in London and headed clockwise around the British mainland.
Battling tricky tidal streams and headwinds, they will row around 1 million oar strokes and burn around 5000 calories per day.
This race like their earlier Atlantic crossing is unsupported so they will have all their provisions on board and won't step back on land until they return to Tower Bridge some 7-8 weeks later.

In December 2021, Adam and Charlie departed from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands, rowing around 1.5 million strokes, battling tricky rogue waves and again burning in excess of 5000 calories per day to reach the finish line at English Harbour in Antigua. They faced huge mental and physical challenges whilst competing against 35 international teams.

The rowers are also raising funds for various charities including the RNLI. Adam said "Ironically we have anchored next to the all weather lifeboat at Hartlepool for a day or two. The RNLI is an amazing charity with incredible volunteers. It's reassuring to know that we are never far from a lifeboat station as we row around the coast."
Charlie who acts as chief navigator on the row said "Hartlepool has a really nice coastline with lots of wildlife including a very noisy Kittiwake colony nesting close to us. We are looking forward to completing the row which I know will leave us with some brilliant memories and help support some vital charities at the same time."

To follow Charlie and Adam's progress go to: https://www.emergenseaduo.com/


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