In April, Doctors Ted Welman and Jack Faulkner left the coast of Western Australia on their 84 day expedition to Port Louis, Mauritius. They aimed to become one of only 20 boats to have completed the challenge. Not only that, but they had aspirations of becoming the fastest.
The young Doctors spent nearly 3 months at sea, burning 8000 calories per day and rowing in 2 hour shifts, 24 hours a day for the duration of the crossing. The grueling schedule will saw them battle sleep deprivation, hurricane force winds and 50 ft waves! The Doctor's took Turmeric+
throughout the journey to aid their recovery and help them along the way.
They have returned with more than a few tales to tell; including encountering some flying squid during the last leg of the journey!
Having returned triumphant, they now hope to reach their target of raising £100,000 for Médecins Sans Frontières
, a global medical charity which provides much needed emergency medical care in areas affected by conflict, epidemics or natural disasters. If you'd like to support the doctors efforts, you can also donate to Médecins Sans Frontières
by clicking the link below.
As well as successfully completing the challenge, a feat in itself, we were delighted to learn that when the exhausted team arrived in Mauritius yesterday, they could also proudly lay claim to a new World Record for the fastest crossing.
A huge congratulations to the Doctors Adrift Team from all of us at FutureYou!