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We are an ocean rowing team

We started in 2021 with the idea to row an ocean to raise donations and awareness for ocean pollution. But after successfully rowing the Pacific Ocean in 2023 - raising £15,000 for The Ocean Cleanup - we were not in the mood to stop. Now, with a new crew, a bigger team and a wealth of experience, we have our sights set on the Atlantic Ocean. 

Rowing boat with a crew in the ocean celebrating


Ocean rowing is not just about conquering the expanse of an ocean, it’s an opportunity for something bigger. We row in the pursuit of personal growth, performance and enduring stewardship for our oceans. 


Central to our mission is the importance of presence - our commitment to being fully engaged in each moment, each challenge and each stroke. It is through presence we cultivate resilience, elevate our performance, and appreciate the beauty of our oceans and our responsibility as custodians for them.

why 'presence' is critical 

The sport of ocean rowing is not for the faint-hearted. The line between peak performance and survival can be razor-thin. Each task - from rowing, maintenance, navigation, cooking, and recovery - carries added risk on the water and requires absolute focus. 


This is as true off the ocean as it is on it. In a world inundated with distractions and instant gratification, discipline and mental acuity are our guiding principles when it comes to training and preparation for the row. 


Through presence, we cultivate a heightened awareness of the impact of human activities on the oceans. This awareness inspires us to take meaningful action to protect and preserve marine habitats. Whether it's reducing plastic pollution, advocating for marine protected areas, or participating in beach clean-ups, our presence allows us to engage more effectively in conservation efforts.

Rowing boat with a crew in the ocean
Rowing boat with a crew in the ocean

HODL On For Dear Life

HODL isn't just a word; it's a philosophy that defines us. It's about holding on for dear life, not just to our oars but to our vision, our values, and our commitment to making a difference. In every trial and triumph, we embody this spirit of resilience, pushing through adversity with determination.



New Crew



The founding crew - Luca Feser, Cutu Serruys and Matt Siely - started with the idea to row an ocean to raise donations for ocean pollution.


Our P23 crew became the fastest-ever male trio to row the Pacific Ocean, in just under 39 days 


This year we have formed our A25 crew - Toby Renwick, George Ryan and Will Towning. The P23 crew now play a critical mentoring role. 


In December 2025, our A25 crew will set off to row the Atlantic Ocean - perhaps one of the hardest things they will ever do


H - have humility 

Arrogance creates over-confidence, thus, complacency. Complacency means failure. Winning can only ever be achieved with humility in ocean rowing. The oceans will humble you, so be ready

-  be Outstanding

Be exceptionally outstanding in every task you complete. HODL is built on individuals having integrity and total accountability, through actions, not words. Most importantly, no one is ever late. Being late to a shift is the biggest disrespect and below par.

-  no dickheads

-  write our legacy

Character over talent. Never be too big to do the small things that need to be done. Remember, no one is bigger than the team

Plant the trees you’ll never see. True leaders are stewards and take responsibility for adding to the legacy of HODL and our oceans

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