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Living our Purpose: Midrex Sponsors Team Wild Waves in “The World’s Toughest Row”

June 10, 2024

Ever done some rowing, on a river or in open water…….?

Well, Midrex is proud to sponsor Team Wild Waves, composed of Jessica Oliver and Charlotte Harris, for their upcoming Pacific Challenge, rowing the Pacific in “The World’s Toughest Row”.

Team Wild Waves was formed in early 2020 when they signed up for the Atlantic Challenge – it was completed on January 26th, 2022, after 45 days, 7 hours, and 25 minutes at sea, becoming the fastest female pair to ever row the Atlantic Ocean.

These challenges are not just about adventure; they raise vital funds for charity. During the Atlantic Challenge, they raised over GBP100,000 ($125,000) for Shelter and Women’s Aid.

Now, Jessica and Charlotte are facing the opportunity to conquer another ocean with the Pacific Challenge. 

This is a significant milestone:

  • They will be the first UK pairs team to row these two major oceans.
  • Only 28 women in history have ever rowed more than one ocean.
  • 133 people have rowed the mid-Pacific, with only 42 of them being women.
  • 1,683 people have rowed any ocean, and only 335 of them are women.

Midrex is thrilled to support Jessica and Charlotte as they embark on this extraordinary journey, furthering their legacy and inspiring others.

Follow them along! – The World’s Toughest Row

On Saturday, June 8th Team Wild Waves will depart from Monterey Bay California and row 3,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii.

The Pacific Ocean is the World’s deepest ocean.  75% of the World’s volcanos are situated in the Pacific ocean basin, called ‘The Ring of Fire’.

Only 31 teams have successfully completed the challenge. The average crossing time for all crew sizes is 62 days with the current World Record for Female Pairs set at 46 days, 17 hours, 47 minutes.

See below for photos from their Atlantic Challenge.

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