Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson from team Status Row

Caroline is a website developer living in Hackney, East London and known amoungst her friends for her love of sleeping for 10 hours at a time (an ideal skill for a crew that will be rowing 24 hours a day and sleeping for no more than 1.5 hours at a time). When she's not sleeping, you'll find her attached to her computer, or out running, cycling, climbing or hiking across some form of land mass.

An amateur in every sense of the word, Caroline hadn't sat on a rowing machine before deciding to take on this challenge. Growing up in the small village of Kimpton, nestled in the Hertfordshire countryside, she was always spending time outdoors, but it wasn't until she returned to the UK after an extended gap year post-University and an unexpected TM diagnosis, that Caroline got back into sport.

Here's why I'm rowing the Atlantic

Updates from Caroline

St Katharine Docks Classic Boat Festival

Bringing Poppy to London

Every year, St Katharine Docks, the marina next to London’s Tower Bridge, hosts the Classic Boat Festival. This year, we...

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Maiden Voyage

The learning curve is steep

Back in May, everything changed. It had been a long day of driving from Hertfordshire to Devon and what felt...

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April Roundup

Spreading the word on plastic

Another jam-packed month for the team, who have been working hard to share the word about our mission to new...

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He who risks nothing, stands to gain nothing

The journey to the start line is an adventure in itself

I write this at 10 am on a Thursday morning from a cafe in East London during a short pit...

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International Women's Day

Celebrating the women in the ocean rowing community

We wanted to use International Women’s Day an an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of some of the incredible women...

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Things are taking off

But the 2018 start line is still a long way off

One of the things I’ve been hearing a bit over the last month is… “it looks like things are really...

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It's all about you

And the things you do

One of the things that has absolutely blown me away over the last 6 months, is the incredible response that...

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With less rowing but more exploring

And another month has flown by… We’ve been absolutely blown away by the messages of support we’ve been receiving from...

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Learning to Swim

When sinking is not an option

The last month saw our campaign grow at an incredible pace. Our physical training plan got harder, the hours spent...

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Takeaway Coffee Cups

Is it time to kick the habit?

Like many coffee enthusiasts, every Friday morning my boyfriend and I treat ourselves to a takeaway coffee en route to...

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Where to buy paper stemmed cotton buds

Millions are flushing plastic cotton buds down the toilet. It’s time to stop.

Flushed down our toilets, plastic cotton bud sticks are entering the sewage system, littering our beaches and finding their way...

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Thorpe Bay Beach Clean

Taking part in the Great British Beach Clean

Plastic cotton buds are taking over our beaches and making their way into the ocean. Brilliant volunteers are helping to...

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Caroline - Why I'm rowing the Atlantic

(the one who can't say no)

It all started with the Coxless Crew documentary; A group of women, rowing the South Pacific Ocean to support women...

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