"Below the forties there is no Law, Below the Fifties there is no God". This is an ancient mariners saying alluding to the wild and inhospitable waters to be found in the Southern Ocean at the bottom of our planet.
In December 2018 Olly Hicks will begin his new expedition and take on the Southern Ocean where he will attempt a world first in adventure and endeavor, to Row The World solo.
It will be the longest voyage ever completed in a rowing boat and is one of the few ‘last great firsts’ left in the world of exploration. The expedition will take Olly beneath the three Great Capes of South America, South Africa and Australia – through the notorious Southern Ocean.
With over 18,000 miles to cover it is anticipated to take two years to complete including a 2-3 month stop to resupply and winter over in the Falklands or South Georgia.
The boat has been designed by the renowned naval architect Phil Morrison and will be built at the Rannoch Boat Yard in Essex, England which has a history of building both record breaking and custom ocean rowing boats.
OCEAN CONSERVANCY & EDUCATION
Olly will be working in close conjunction with the Blue Marine Foundation to raise awareness and funds for the need to create Marine Protected Areas in our fragile oceans.
Digital Explorer will work alongside Olly to bring inspirational lessons from the Oceans directly into the classroom in real time throughout the expedition via satellite communications.
The company has a proven track record linking frontiers of knowledge with schools by bringing real science and exploration live to the classroom - They do this by creating unique collaborations between explorers, scientists, teachers and pupils.
WHERE'S OLLY NOW?
During the expedition you will be able to follow Olly’s voyage via his satellite tracker.
Find out more about Olly’s preparations ahead of the ‘last great first’ through his social channels below.