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Support James's Atlantic challenge
Monday 29 December 2008
A Mencap supporter is hoping to break the world record for rowing across the Atlantic.
This New Year's Eve, James Mouland set off on an attempt to break the world record for rowing across the Atlantic and raise £15,000 for Mencap.
James (pictured far left in training) first caught the extreme sports bug in 2007, when he took part in a two-way relay swim of the English Channel. This year he joined Mencap's Marathon des Sables team in the Sahara dessert.
His Atlantic challenge began on 31 December, when he set off from Gran Canaria to row to Barbados. He is joined by a crew of 13 other men on the fastest ocean-going rowing boat in the world.
James and his team are attempting to break the world record that the boat set last year, as well as being the first ever team to complete the crossing in less than a month.
With little chance for sleep, unpredictable weather conditions and limited rations of food and water, it's an incredible challenge!
Go to James's Justgiving page to support his Atlantic challenge.
Find out more about Mencap's extreme team.