Disaster recovery service provider Databarracks has today announced sponsorship of Lia Ditton’s attempt to be the first woman to successfully row the North Pacific Ocean.
Ditton, 36, commented: “I’ve sailed the equivalent of 8 laps of the globe, but this is the Everest of ocean rows and will be my greatest challenge yet. The voyage could take anywhere between 4 and 6 months and one of the biggest motivators for me is, and will be, the women that I’m rowing for. As part of my fund-raising initiative I’m asking people to dedicate miles to women that have inspired them in their lives. It’s these photos and stories that will get me out of my bunk and pulling the oars on the days when the rowing is really tough.”
As part of the campaign, Databarracks is creating an education pack which will be available for schools worldwide.
Groucutt concludes: “We are working closely with Lia to create an education pack that schools can use to get involved with the expedition. They can track Lia’s journey, read her blogs, send her messages and learn about the wider educational topics such as the weather, the wildlife and the oceans in a very interactive way.”
Follow Lia’s progress at www.yorow.org.