Always one for a good argument, Suze realised too late the Atlantic Rowing Challenge wasn’t a debating competition on the Queen Mary. Nevertheless, she loves a challenge; as long as it doesn’t involve exercise, confined spaces and the use of a bucket. Brought up in a nautical family, she feels drawn to the sea and passionately believes in preserving our beautiful blue planet.
"Unless someone like you cares an awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not" - Dr SuessHere's why I'm rowing the Atlantic
Susan talks about some of the emotions of completing the row.
03 Mar 2019
“You must be so proud” “What an amazing achievement” “You superstar!” “Hero!” These are all lovely things I’ve been told...Read more
09 Feb 2019
I was rowing solo at sunrise this morning and realised that there are only (hopefully!) a few more Mid Atlantic...Read more
Susan reflects on what keeps us going
08 Jan 2019
Time is a funny thing. When you’re on shift in the middle of the night, battling to both move the...Read more
One day till race start.
11 Dec 2018
One day to go! When you’ve aimed, struggled, worked hard for, dreamed of, put everything into something for months and...Read more
What it feels like to be just a few weeks from the start line
07 Nov 2018
Ever since that moment at the pub back in June last year, when I googled ‘Atlantic rowing race’, I’ve known...Read more
02 Oct 2018
Wow, we were so busy doing and not writing a month ago - so now it’s two for the price...Read more
Only four months to go until the start line!
04 Aug 2018
The end of July means it’s just four months until we arrive in La Gomera to undertake our final preparations...Read more
The highs, lows and more highs of finally having our beautiful boat.
02 Jul 2018
Almost exactly a year after saying yes to rowing an ocean, last weekend I watched our new boat Poppy being...Read more
04 Jun 2018
As the clocked ticked down to just 200 days to the starting gun, this May have been our busiest month…...Read more
The question everyone wants to know
03 Jun 2018
When we first started telling people that we’d had this great idea to row an ocean, soon after exclaiming we...Read more
Looking back on a day that changed my life
30 Apr 2018
What were you doing five years ago today? I was in a hospital bed wired up to a machine with...Read more
09 Apr 2018
How has a quarter of the year gone by already? In less than 250 days we will be on the...Read more
Susan talks about how dreaming big and setting yourself goals can transform everyday life
08 Apr 2018
‘You’re crazy!’ It’s something I hear quite frequently nowadays. Usually it comes with a smile and a tone of positivity...Read more
Making new friends
10 Feb 2018
Happy new year!!!! Err, ok we’re now into Feb but it’s time for our latest round up and the big...Read more
Would YOU like a 5p carrier bag?
06 Jan 2018
Plastic carrier bags are unsightly, terrible for our wildlife, use up finite natural resources to manufacture and take years to...Read more
24 Nov 2017
It turns out that planning to row across the Atlantic Ocean is life changing. Over 12 months before the start...Read more
04 Nov 2017
Humans have always strived to achieve things that have never been done before… and if they can’t be first then...Read more
Packed in a lot-tober
29 Oct 2017
October was ‘packed in a lot-tober’ for us as we’ve flung ourselves into our campaign to get Status Row to...Read more
How do you get people to change?
08 Oct 2017
It’s a conundrum that faces me everyday in my professional life as a Change Director and one which is at...Read more
(the one with the inspirational words)
22 Sep 2017
For me it started in a bar in Pucon, Chile; a small town at the foot of a rather large,...Read more