Team Wild Waves
On January 26th 2022 best friends Charlotte Harris and Jessica Oliver set a new world record for the fastest female pair to row 3,000-miles across the Atlantic Ocean.
Now the team are ready for their next challenge! In June 2024 Wild Waves will depart from Monterey Bay California and row 3000 miles across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii.
The girls proved that teamwork, grit, determination and the power of female friendship was a winning formula when crossing the Atlantic. Now they will have to dig deeper than ever to take on The Worlds Toughest Row!
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Our goal is to raise £100k for our chosen charities Shelter and Women's aid.
We have been best friends since meeting at Cardiff University nearly 10 years ago! Our friendship has always been dotted with incredible challenges; Marathons, Triathlons and more recently an unbelievable ‘Fight Night’ with the White-Collar Fight Club. Collectively we have raised over £8,000 for Charity, a drop in the ocean (excuse the pun!) when compared to our goal for this campaign.
We researched the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge after the inevitable.....’well what’s next?’ conversation; it was front and centre as the biggest, most rewarding, lifechanging experience we could undertake. It would also catapult our fundraising effortswell and truly to the next level. Both of us have very strong personalities with gritty determination and would go above and beyond to support each other and those around us.
With no ocean or rowing experience it will certainly be our hardest test yet! Having 10 years of friendship behind us, if we can survive all those days together in a boat, well then, we know we’ll be friends for life!
However, she knows this new challenge is about to blow everything else out the water! Charlotte is a Global Procurement Lead at Diageo - where her extracurriculars include promoting Corporate Social Responsibility as well as Inclusion and Diversity. Her motivation is triggered by the words ‘that’s not possible’ which is why this challenge is perfect for her!
Recently graduated with an MBA from Imperial Business School, London Jessica is now a Salesforce Consultant at BrightGen. Her focus for this event is on the fund-raising strategy. This challenge is perfect for her as it is so extreme. However, she knows the Training, hard work and inevitable lows will all be worth it to raise money for Shelter and Women’s Aid.