William Fry Sponsors EndeavOAR - First Ever Ocean Row Attempt from Ireland to France

William Fry is proud to sponsor the Team EndeavOAR challenge. On May 27th 2015, 17 men and women from across the Dublin Airport | daa organisation will attempt to become the first people ever to row a boat from Ireland to France. TEAM ENDEAVOAR will row 70 hours in rotations of 5 rowers to cross the 500 km of open water starting from Dunmore East, Waterford, Ireland finishing in Landeda, Brittany, France.

Day 1 and 2 of the row will see TEAM ENDEAVOAR row 300km continually for 40 hours to reach the Scilly Isles, England. Here the rowers will be escorted by the Falmouth Coast Guard and St. Mary’s Harbour Master, accompanied by a flotilla of local boat owners, to Hugh Town Harbour. All three TEAM ENDEAVOAR support boats will refuel, load provisions and the team will depart for the next 200km row, which will take another estimated 30 hours to Landeda, Brittany, France.

The team will cross the busiest shipping lanes in the world, encountering very strong tides in the English Channel and the treacherous Atlantic swell prevalent in Finistère, Northwest France. These are just some of reasons why this event has never been attempted before. The French Coast Guard will be sending a patrol boat as TEAM ENDEAVOAR approach the French coast to berth at L’Aber Wrac’h Marina, Landeda, where Mme. Christine Chevalier, Lord Mayor of Landeda, will greet THE ENDEAVOAR and her team along with local supporters.

All funds raised will be donated equally to three charities of the year 2015, Temple St. Children’s Hospital, Parkinson’s Ireland and the Diabetes Unit in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin.