Mr. Tony Humphreys
Tony brings a wealth of knowledge and experience gained over the past 15 years organising sailing and ocean rowing events. Tony will be advising on logistics, route planning, equipment and safety, as well as providing logistical and 24/7 on-the-water support during the row.
Keith is a trained Sports Psychologist and specialist in endurance events. Keith is supporting us in team dynamics and psychometric measures involved in building and sustaining a strong and cohesive team. Our mental preparation leading up to and during the row will use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and mindfulness, which will be key to us maintaining strong mental health throughout this row.
Imperial College Rowing Coach
Alex Gillies is an experienced rowing coach out of Imperial College Boat Club and has taught some of the team to row plus brushing up the skills of the more experienced rowers within the team. Alex has said about the team, “Crossing an ocean is something I have always wanted to do myself and I admire those with the drive and ambition to go out and do it, qualities found in abundance within the Coxless Crew team.”
GB Rowing Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach
Being the Lead Strength and Conditioning coach of the GB Rowing Team, it is Alex’s S&C programmes and team that helped the athletes win 4 Golds, 2 silvers and 3 bronzes at the Olympic Games- so we’re in great hands if we put the work in.
GSK Human Performance Lab support elite sportsmen and women, such as Jenson Button, Rory McIlroy, Harlequins Rugby Club to name a few and they are kindly supporting us with all our physiology needs and preparations for what our body is about to face with our Pacific Ocean Row. Certain aspects they are assessing with us, is metabolic rate to calculate our calorie requirements per day, sweat loss in 40degrees heat over an hours period of rowing, so we can calculate what salts replacement we need and how to stay hydrated. They are helping in our cognitive preparation with mental apps for alertness and readiness to train preparation that will be used on the boat, alongside a research study with Laura looking at the bone density loss when 4 girls spend 6 months at sea.
Social media support
Ella Hewton has been involved with the project since its inception and helps the crew out with extra PR and social media support. She will keep the updates coming once the team are on the Pacific.
Carver PR will be looking after all our PR and Media whilst out on the ocean. They have been in the industry for over 14 years and we are very excited to be working with them and look forward to creating as much awareness as we can for our charities and growing our audience over the 6 months expedition with their help and support.