Undertaking a challenge such as The Global Row 2012 requires a vast amount of preparation, logistical co-ordination and training for both Olly and the team.
The previous Global Row expedition was two years in the making. Having already organised an expedition of such scale, much of the necessary equipment and logistics are in place.
Olly's team members have extensive expedition organisation experience, and we will be ready for the October departure from Tasmania in 2012.
Olly will be at sea for between 18 - 22 months, rowing solo. This is a huge undertaking, and his training regimen to prepare himself mentally, and physically, and emotionally is tough.
A vast amount of physical training is undertaken to ensure that Olly is at his peak of fitness ahead of the 2012 departure.
Olly frequently spends entire weekends sea kayaking to keep his upper body strength in check, swims in the Serpentine most mornings before his 10 mile cycle to work and back, and of course maintains a healthy diet to ensure that he is as fit as possible.
In the summer of 2011 Olly left as part of a 4 man team who were aiming to kayak 120 miles from Holland to the Suffolk coast as part of The Engelandvaarders voyage, Olly was the only member of the team to complete the voyage.
Olly undertakes frequent medical courses with his expedition doctor, ensuring that he is as best prepared as possible in case the need arises for medical self-diagnosis and treatment whilst away at sea.