Claire loves a challenge and likes to set herself something new each year. Having most recently driven a rickshaw 3,500km across India, she has been looking for the next level of challenge and she believes the thought of 2 months in a confined space with Dave, Phil and Guy sounds like one! Add in the prospect of being one of the few women ever to have rowed the Atlantic and this seemed too good an opportunity to pass up.
As a professional project manager, Claire is interested in the logistics and preparation of the build-up but also in the team dynamics once the row is underway.
When Claire hit 30, far from settling down and considering herself approaching middle age, she discovered a new lease of life and re-engaged with her love of the great outdoors and travel. This has led to a passion for water based and, in true British style, sitting down sports. She started rowing in 2012 and very quickly caught the bug, racing regionally and nationally. She also loves sea kayaking and the freedom and self-sufficiency of being able to kayak and wild camp. Claire has experience under expedition conditions around the world, and is now keen to see just how far she can push her body and mind.